Army 1st Lt. Tam Q. Tram was born in Can Tho, Vietnam.
As artists and activists, educators and elected officials, service men and women and business owners, AAPIs help drive our country forward. President Barack Obama Proclamation. The medal was first authorized in for sailors and Marines, and was authorized the following year for soldiers as well.
Like most commemorative months, Asian-Pacific Heritage Month originated in a congressional bill. In JuneReps. Mineta of California introduced a House resolution that called upon the president to proclaim the first ten days of May as Asian-Pacific Heritage Week.
Asian American and Pacific Islander Websites. The National Park Service, as a storyteller of our Nation's past, is committed to connecting and amplifying Asian American and Pacific Islander stories throughout national parks and communities across the United States. This website highlights projects undertaken by National Park Service parks and programs as part of the Service's commitment to telling the Asian American Pacific Islander story.
It is also a great time for us to recognize and celebrate the contributions of our Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islanders Veterans. Andrew Jackson. Filipinos initially served on ships captained by Frenchman Jean Baptiste Lafitte who later would join forces with Jackson in the Battle of New Orleans.
The event started with several children performing the Sakuting, a Filipino dance that illustrates a mock fight using sticks. Harry B. Harris Jr.