In observance of the 76th Day of Valor or “Araw ng Kagitingan,” the youth was urged to remember and honor the heroic deeds of Filipino soldiers during the World War II.
Lt. Gen. Carlito Galvez Jr., Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom) chief, expressed this in his speech during the commemoration program in Davao.
“As we celebrate the different faces of heroism today, let us continue to honor the valor and the bravery of the Filipino soldiers and those who fought for the country’s liberation and freedom,” he said.
“Let us remember our recent battlefield victories and achievements that are attributed to the sacrifices of those who dared to bleed,” Galvez said.
“This is a time of remembrance and we recall those who have gone ahead of us and those who died a very dignified death,” he added.
Araw ng Kagitingan is celebrated as a national memorial day for the brave souls who fought during the Fall of Bataan on April 9, 1942 during the World War II.
It also pays respect and tribute to the many civilian men who died in the tragic Death March which started from Bataan and ended in Tarlac.