Wisconsin Public School Observance Day commemorating the date during World War II when the largest number of Americans were captured in the Conquest of Bataan. Customarily observed through gubernatorial proclamation, the day recognizes those who suffered captivity in foreign countries while in active service with the U.S. armed forces. When an observance day falls on a Saturday or Sunday, it should be observed on the preceding Friday or the following Monday.
Enacted November 29, 2001, from the 2001 Laws of Wisconsin, Act 20 budget bill.
More information and educational resources are available on the Department of Public Instruction Social Studies Education Observance Days website.