Friday, April 9, 2010

The Day of Valor

Today is Araw ng Kagitingan or Day of Valour here in the Philippines.

A national holiday, we Filipinos commemorate the Fall of Bataan during World War II and give tribute to the 76,000 American and Filipino men and women who stood up against the Japanese invaders on April 9, 1942.

Above are Japanese Occupation stamps celebrating the Japanese victory over the Allied forces in Bataan. The first stamp was surcharged in black and issued on May 18, 1942. The next stamp was released on May 7, 1943 on 2-cents and 5-cents.

After the war, the then Postal Services Office which is now the Philippine Postal Corporation (Philpost) came out with stamps commemorating the Fall of Bataan issued on April 9, 1982.

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