ROCKLAND COUNTY, N.Y. -- The Orangetown Police Department is advising of road closures due to the Battle Of Bataan Commemoration at the Camp Shanks Return Home Park on Bataan Road on Saturday.
Roads affected are Baatan Road, Dutch Hill Road and Western Highway from noon until approximately 4 p.m.
The day-long commemoration will begin at 1 p.m. with a symbolic march in memory of April 9, 1942 Bataan Death march, in which approximately 78,000 Filipino and American troops were forced to endure a 65-mile march to prison camps. Up to 10,000 troops died during and soon after the march.
The Battle of Bataan and the Bataan Death March were key events in World War II.