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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 2058
AUTHOR: Douglas MacArthur (1880–1964)
QUOTATION: Bataan is like a child in a family who dies. It lives in our hearts.
ATTRIBUTION: General DOUGLAS MACARTHUR, reflection on the first anniversary of the fall of Bataan, April 9, 1942, as reported by The New York Times, April 9, 1943, p. 9, which added, “It was the first time General MacArthur had mentioned the name Bataan publicly” since the day after the fall.
SUBJECTS: World War II (1939–1945)