American Defenders of Bataan and Corregidor Museum
Members of the American Defenders of Bataan and Corregidor formally endorsed the
in the Brooke County Public Library in Wellsburg, WV,
as their official repository.
Mr. Jackfert stated:
"It is our wish that
the traumatic events that we experienced in defending the freedoms of our great
nation at the beginning of WWII should not be forgotten. This will be a great
opportunity for people to examine these documents and judge for themselves how
the total sacrifice of patriotic men and women such as those that defended the
Philippines at the outbreak of WWII can be measured and comprehend that the
freedoms that we now enjoy every day were made possible by their fires of
self-sacrifice, loyalty, courage, and wisdom, dedicated to a United States of
America, forever free."
More than 10,000 items are already in the ADBC collection. Donations, such as
this Japanese sword which had been presented to former POW Mr. Abie Abraham by a
surrendering Japanese officer, keep coming in.
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Posted on October 1, 2009.