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76th Anniversary of Filipino WWII Veterans Military Order Kicks Off National Events for Congressional Gold Medal

Jon Melegrito via FilVetREP
(www.FilVetRep.org)

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PRESS ADVISORY

For Immediate Release

July 21, 2017

 

Contact: Jon Melegrito

  jdmelegrito@gmail.com

  Tel. 202-361-0296

 

76th Anniversary of Filipino WWII Veterans Military Order Kicks Off National Events for Congressional Gold Medal

 

FilVetREP announces events and updates commemorating "Call to Service" leading up to National Awards Ceremony in Washington, DC

 

Washington, DC. The Filipino Veterans Recognition and Education Project (FilVetREP) is commemorating July 26th as the anniversary of President Franklin Roosevelt’s Military Order 81 for Filipino soldiers in World War II by announcing national activities and updates for the Filipino Veterans of World War II Congressional Gold Medal, including plans for a National Celebration in Washington, DC.

On July 26, 1941, President Roosevelt issued a Military Order calling the Philippine Commonwealth Army into the newly created U.S. Army Forces of the Far East. Upon attacks in Pearl Harbor and Manila later that year, these soldiers were brought into direct combat as the U.S. officially entered  WWII. FilVetREP echoes this “Call to Action” by mobilizing volunteers around the country for its “Remember, Register, Recognize” #RRRFilVetREP campaign to raise awareness about Filipino WWII veterans and the Congressional Gold Medal.

 

What: FilVetREP “Call to Action” announcing a slate of nationwide events and news related to the Filipino Veterans of World War II Congressional Gold Medal

 

Who: Retired U.S. Army Major General Antonio M. Taguba and other FilVetREP leaders will be taking part in events around the country

 

Where: Locations of events is in formation and includes: Washington, DC; Houston, TX; Secaucus, New Jersey; San Francisco, CA

 

When: July 26, 2017 and other events TBA

                                                                                                                                                           

 

ABOUT THE FILIPINO VETERANS RECOGNITION AND EDUCATION PROJECT

 

The Filipino Veterans Recognition and Education Project is a nonpartisan, community-based, all-volunteer nonprofit organization whose mission is to raise awareness through academic research and public information for, and obtain national recognition of, Filipino and Filipino-American World War II soldiers in the United States and the Philippines for their wartime service to the U.S. and the Philippines from July 1941 to December 1946,  It was organized as a nonstock, nonprofit corporation under the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia, and is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt public charity under IRS regulations.

 

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