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First Line of Defense Marker (Layac)
Site of the first strong defense line of the combined forces of the 71st division of the American forces, 31st and 26th Infantry Regiment, in January 1942. 

Shrine of Valor (Dambana ng Kagitingan, Pilar)
Natural shrine atop Mt. Samat which immortalizes the agony of the Filipino and Americans against the forces of aggression and articulates the Commitment of the Filipino people to freedom and dignity.

Zero Km Death March Marker (Mariveles)
Site of the start of the Death March in Bataan. A similar Death Marker can be found in Bagac.

General King Marker (Lamao)
Site of General Edward King, Jr.’s first attempt to surrender Bataan into the hands of the enemy in his effort to save the lives of his men who were starved and sick due to the delay of supplies from the U.S.

Surrender Site Marker (Balanga City)
Found in the compound of Balanga Elementary School, it is the site of the formal surrender of Bataan.

Pilar Flaming Sword (Panilao, Pilar)
A symbol of Filipino courage and gallantry in the face of adversary and external threats to the nation’s democracy and peace.

Sto. Domingo Abucay Church (Abucay)
414-year-old church constructed in 1587 in the rich Spanish style of the day, and a living witness to the massacre of more than 200 native defenders from the hands of Dutch invaders on June 16, 1647.

Tomas Pinpin Monument (Ibayo, Abucay)
Stands in loving memory of the First Filipino Printer.

Maria Canon Statue (Sibul, Abucay)
Tower erected by the Mie-ken Daiichi Shyeeseo of the Japanese Sohyohshnh Sports in 1978 to invoke the repose of dead souls from the WWII period.

Diocese of Balanga (Balanga City)
Once used as the site for the Japanese artillery bombardment of Mt. Samat where Filipino and American forces took their last stand in Bataan.

Philippine-Japanese Friendship Tower (Bagac)
Symbol of a post-WW II period of reconciliation, peace, and friendship between the once warring nations.

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