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Our Greatest Generation: A Salute to Chinese American WWII Veterans

Our Greatest Generation: A Salute to Chinese American WWII Veterans

The Chinese American WWII Veterans Recognition Project seeks Chinese veterans of World War II and their families who wish to be recognized with the prestigious Congressional Gold Medal. Twenty thousand Chinese Americans who served between Dec. 7, 1941 and Dec. 31, 1946 are eligible for this award. These veterans served with honor and heroism despite endemic racism and prejudice.

  • -Learn about The Chinese American WWII Veterans Recognition Project and how to register for a replica medal through the Chinese American Citizens Alliance (CACA)
  • -View We Served with Pride by documentary filmmaker Montgomery Hom.
  • -Listen to the personal stories of WWII Chinese American veteran family members.
  • -Audience members are invited to share their 1-2 minute stories in an open mic session.

Interested participants can register for the CACA medal, learn how to purchase a medal from the US Mint, and how to use their families veteran’s documentation to help reconstitute the U.S. military archives in Kansas City.

 

Date:
Saturday, January 25, 2020
Time:
11:00am - 5:00pm
Location:
Fukaya Room A, Fukaya Room B
Library:
Fremont Main Library
Audience:
  Adults  

The Library is wheelchair accessible. An ASL (American Sign Language) interpreter will be provided for this program if requested at least 7 days in advance. For assistance, please contact your library or accessibility@aclibrary.org.  Events subject to change or cancellation without prior notice.

All Alameda County Library events are free.