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DEATH MARCH MARKER
Photo from: backpackingphilippines.com
The Zero Km. Death March Marker was the starting point of the Bataan Death March in Bagac in 1942. A similar marker can be found in Mariveles. There are two (2) Zero Km. Death March Marker, one in the Free Port town of Mariveles and the other is in the beach town of Bagac, the largest town in Bataan. A Philippine Japan Friendship tower is also erected at Bagac.
The plaque installed in the landmark was donated by the Filipino-American Memorial Endowment, Inc. (FAME) and the American Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines. The original road heads to the north following the original death march route.
Site of the start of the Death March in Bagac. A similar Death Marker can be found in Mariveles. – Read More: wikipilipinas.org
Although there are many important sites along the two routes of the Death March into Pilar, the most obvious starting points are the Mariveles and Bagac Zero Kilometer Shrines. Each shrine provides its own challenges. The Bagac Zero KM Memorial Shrine is located at a split in the road, making it vulnerable to vehicle accidents, as well as a natural place to hang posters or other things.
The Mariveles Zero KM Shrine is located in a very busy section of Mariveles, with bustling traffic all around it, and a path through the shrine to local businesses. This leads to lots of graffiti, as well as the damage of large amounts of pedestrian traffic, not to mention litter and other debris. Read More: http://filipino-americanmemorials.org/project/kilometer-zero-memorial-shrines/
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