A special luncheon on Aug. 24 honored Cathay Post #186’s World War II members and celebrated their 70th anniversary. David Woo created Cathay Post #186 as a hub for Chinese American veterans returning from the war.
“At that time, it was very, very important for a lot of the young Chinese Americans that came back to get re-acclimated back into civilian life,” said Lloyd Hara, a Cathay Post member.
Initially, fellow Korean and Vietnamese veterans weren’t included in #186, although they are now.
The oldest member is 99-year-old Gene Moy.
The luncheon included recognition of scholarship winners, community leader speeches, and a special preview of a documentary on the Cathay Post.