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Araw ng Kagitingan / Day of Valor 2013

The Lopez Museum and Library will be closed on April 9, Tuesday in commemoration of Araw ng Kagitingan / Day of Valor (also known as Bataan Day)

“In Bataan we showed the world once more our heritage of heroism. By every nation’s first duty of self-defense and self-preservation, we took up arms and fought the invader. No self-respecting nation could have shirked the challenge of that treacherous attack that started in Baguio on December 8, 1941. To have avoided that challenge or to have cowered before it would have been to lose all pride and dignity, to have suffered a bottomless humiliation.”

http://www.gov.ph/1943/11/15/inaugural-address-of-president-manuel-l-quezon-november-15-1943/

Image: Wartime sketch of evacuees by Fernando Amorsolo (collaged with the bombed out Manila Post Office)

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