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WEDNESDAY

More than 50 years later, they can still tell you about the day when a textbook word—”triage”—suddenly took on meaning in Manila. They can tell you about the soldiers they left in their beds when they were evacuated from Bataan. They can tell you about signing a sheet so there would be a record of their deaths at Corrigedor. And the U.S. military nurses captured there can still tell you about their three years of imprisonment in a Japanese internment camp. Meet the woman who thought to ask them, Elizabeth M. Norman, when she speaks and signs copies of We Band of Angels: The Untold Story of American Nurses Trapped on Bataan by the Japanese at noon at the Women’s Memorial at the gateway to Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington. Free. For reservations call (703) 533-1155. (Caroline Schweiter)