On April 17, 2021 Fort Detrick held its first Bataan Death March to honor the heroic service of thousands of Filipino and U.S. Soldiers that died 79 years ago on the Bataan Peninsula while defending the Philippine Islands during World War II, sacrificing their freedom, health, and, in many cases, their lives. Approximately 10,000 men died. The survivors faced the hardships of prisoner of war camps.
Participants completed a full 26.2-mile marathon or an honorary 14.2-mile march throughout Fort Detrick.
More information about the history of the Bataan Death March: https://bataanmarch.com/about-bataan/