Welcome to filvetrep
The Filipino Veterans Recognition and Education Project (FilVetREP), is a nonpartisan, 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, community-based, all-volunteer national initiative whose mission is to obtain national recognition of Filipino and American WWII soldiers across the United States and the Philippines for their wartime service to the U.S. and the Philippines from July 26, 1941 to December 31, 1946.
Please feel free to learn more about who we are and what we do helping our Veterans. This site is designed to educate you on our mission to help our forgotten Filipino American WWII Veterans.
To raise awareness through academic research and public education and obtain national recognition of the Filipino-American WWII soldiers for their wartime service to the United States and Philippines from July 1941 to December 1946.
PHASE ONE - Passage of the Congressional Gold Medal
The Congressional Gold Medal is the highest civilian award bestowed by the U.S. Congress to an individual or group that contributed to American culture and history. This was accomplished on November 30, 2016, when the U.S. Congress passed final legislation granting the Congressional Gold Medal award to Filipino and American Veterans of World War II. The measure was signed into law by President Obama on December 14, 2016.
PHASE TWO - Develop a National Digital Education Program
To develop and launch a national digital education program to educate the American public and raise national awareness on the outstanding accomplishments of the Filipino and American Soldiers who achieved victory over the Japanese Imperial Forces in defense of the United States in World War II.