Photos of the Week: On Eve of 9/11, Maywood Remembers Bataan

Monday, September 11, 2017 || By Michael Romain | Photos by Spooner Baumann || @maywoodnews 

On Sept. 10, a few hundred people gathered under a tent pitched at Maywood Veterans Memorial Park, located on the corner of 1st Ave. and Oak St., for the 75th Bataan Day commemorative service.

According to the Maywood Bataan Day Organization (MBDO), the service is the “longest running World War II commemorative event in the Chicago area.” This year, MBDO officials added, also marked the 100th anniversary of the United States’ entry into World War I.

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Quinn Center Marks Camp’s End With Celebration | National Night Out is Aug. 1

Young participants of the Quinn Community Center’s summer enrichment camp during a July 21 end-of-camp assembly. Below, students show off their newly learned musical chops. || Michael Romain/VFP Wednesday, July 26, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews Over 100 community members packed the gymnasium of the Quinn Community Center, 1845 S. 9th Ave. in Maywood, to celebrate the end of the center’s annual summer … Continue reading Quinn Center Marks Camp’s End With Celebration | National Night Out is Aug. 1