The Bataan Death March Memorial

Kelley S. Hestir - Concept Artist, Sculptor, Site Designer

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Places on the web to learn more about the Battle of Bataan, the Bataan

Death March Memorial, the Bataan Death March Event, and sculptor

Kelley S. Hestir.


The portfolio site for sculptor Kelley S. Hestir. "Allegory is the primary theme in my narrative work. It is my goal to visually engage the viewer and inspire an interpretation.”


A documentary about the Bataan Death March as told through the eyes and voices of the few remaining survivors. "The Making of a Memory" follows the stories of those who participated in the event, as well as those who have worked hard to preserve it’s history and honor it’s soldiers, both in memory and in the artistry of the memorial sculpture " Heroes of Bataan".


The Bataan Memorial Death March is a challenging march through the high desert terrain of White Sands Missile Range, conducted in honor of the heroic service members who defended the Philippine Islands during World War II, sacrificing their freedom, health and, in many cases, their very lives


The Bataan Death March which began on April 9, 1942, was the forcible transfer by the Imperial Japanese Army of 60-80,000 Filipino and American prisoners of war after the three-month Battle of Bataan in the Philippines during World War II


uncredited images © Kelley S. Hestir

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