After years of waiting, Fil-Am WWII veterans will finally be recognized for their dedicated service. On December 14, President Obama signed into law Senate Bill No. 1555 (S.1555), the "Filipino Veterans of World War II Congressional Gold Medal Act of 2015," which provides the Congressional gold medal of appropriate design on behalf of the U.S. Congress, to the Filipino Veterans of WWII.
The Filipino Veterans of World War II Congressional Gold Medal Act of 2015 passed the US Congress after the House of Representatives approved it on November 30th. The bill unanimously passed the Senate earlier this year on July 13, and is now one step closer to becoming a law, pending President Barack Obama’s signature.
Bataan Legacy Historical Society has organized the Commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of the Bombing of Pearl Harbor and the Philippines at the War Memorial Veterans Building in San Francisco with Keynote Speaker Phil Gioia, Vietnam War Veteran and Director of the WWII Memorial Foundation in Washington, D.C.
Filipino-American World War II veterans who have been waiting for years to bring their family members to the U.S. will soon be able to do so through a new policy, the Obama administration announced on Wednesday.
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