Gold Medal Ceremony: Congress to Honor Filipino Veterans of World War II
Speaker Paul Ryan Announces Date for PRESENTATION of Congressional Gold Medal
Jon Melegrito via FilVetREP
For Immediate Release
September 14, 2017 | Speaker Ryan Press Office
Contact: Jon Melegrito | FILVETREP
Congressional Gold Medal Presentation for Filipino World War II Veterans Slated for October 25
National Awards Ceremony to formally recognize the service of Filipino soldiers who have waited for more than 70 years.
Washington, DC. The Honorable Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House, disclosed today that the U.S. Government will honor Filipino World War II veterans during a Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony at the Emancipation Hall located in the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center, here in Washington D.C.
The Speaker’s announcement can be found here: http://spkrryan.us/2y1kaz2
The much-awaited event will occur on Wednesday, Oct. 25, at 11:00 A.M. The formal presentation will recognize the tremendous service and sacrifice of Filipino WWII Veterans and their families, some of whom are expected to attend.
The Filipino Veterans Recognition and Education Project (FilVetREP), which spearheaded the national campaign to secure this long-delayed recognition, is the officially-designated liaison to the U.S. Mint, which handles the design and minting of the Congressional Gold Medal.
Plans for the presentation and distribution of bronze replicas at a dinner event following the ceremony are underway. FilVetREP is organizing this national celebration, which will be held Wednesday evening at the Ritz Carlton in Tysons Corner, Va.
FilVetREP is coordinating the program for the awards ceremony with the Speaker’s office. Further details will be provided as they become available.
Photo caption: House Speaker Ryan September 14, 2017 | Speaker Ryan Press Office
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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. For more information about Filipino WWII veterans and how to get involved, visit our website at www.filvetrep.org or find us on Facebook or Twitter.
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