This may be our final opportunity to tell the story and honor our cherished WWII Chinese American Veterans. The American Legion Cathay Post 384, Chinese Historical Society of America, and Chinese American Citizens Alliance (C.A.C.A), would like to take the opportunity of the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II to honor and celebrate the 1,300+ Chinese American Veterans in California.
We owe it to them to educate and inspire a new generation with their personal, wartime experiences, contributions, and sacrifices to our nation and community.
We continue to celebrate our California Chinese American Veterans with an August 29, 2020 webinar and a commemorative book that will be released in 2021. Also in 2021, there will be the full release of the movie documentary, “We Served with Pride”, and a virtual memorabilia exhibit.
We honor our WWII Veterans today, so they may always be remembered in the future.
Fighting on all Fronts – Profiles of WWII Chinese Americans from the Golden State
This commemorative book includes heartfelt personal tributes, a historical presentation of Chinese Americans in the military, a look at the Home Front and Women at War, previously unseen WWII memorabilia, and much, much more. Cost: $27 plus shipping and tax.
How to Order Books
Book and tribute reservations are secured by online payment, on a first-come, first-served basis. Prepaid orders will ship first. A limited number of commemorative books and tribute pages are available. Place orders soon to avoid disappointment.
75th Anniversary Ceremony of the End of World War II – September 26, 2020
On September 26th we held a 90 minute ceremony to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the ending of WWII, honoring our Chinese American Veterans. Included are a dozen WWII Veteran interviews that speak of their service, and message for future generations. You will also see a special short film by Montgomery Hom, co-produced with C.A.C.A., to highlight the journey of Chinese Americans in military service from the Civil War to WWII, to the current CGM award. Listen to Chinese American Veterans from all branches of services and wars showcasing our service to community and country. Link here: to rewatch the program.
Questions regarding registration or the event? Contact HonorOurVets.firstname.lastname@example.org
September 2, 2020 marked the 75th anniversary of the end of WWII. “The 15,000 to 20,000 men and women who served, (1 out of 5 Chinese persons in the U.S. served in WWII) became our symbols of hope and inspiration for a new frontier, a new modern Chinese American community. And so…we salute our Chinese American GI men and women who served our country.” – Montgomery Hom Read the blog post here.
Operation: WWII Chinese American G.I. – August 29, 2020 Webinar
Prior to the September online ceremony, we kicked off festivities with “Operation: WWII Chinese American G.I.”, on August 29. Keynote speaker was Montgomery Hom, filmmaker, author, and military historian. Panelists were Major General William Chen, United States Army, (Ret), and author / historian, Connie Young Yu. We provided an update on the September ceremony, Monty shared personal veteran stories, through the lens of the world’s largest private collection of WWII Chinese American memorabilia. View the webinar here.