In recognition of Filipino American History Month, members of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC), including U.S. Senator Mazie Hirono and Representatives Tulsi Gabbard (HI) and Mark Takai (HI), held a press conference announcing support for legislation awarding the Congressional Gold Medal to Filipino Veterans of World War II.
“Filipino World War II veterans served this country with unquestioned loyalty and admirable courage,” said Maj. Gen. Antonio Taguba (Ret), chairman of the Filipino Veterans Recognition and Education Project. “They risked their lives to secure democracy and freedom and ensure a better life for generations of Americans. It’s now America’s turn to thank our brave heroes and recognize their sacrifice and service to this country.” (end)