Congressional Gold Medal award rites for WWII Filvets planned for Oct.

WASHINGTON, DC — Plans are under way for a national celebration honoring Filipino World War II veterans, whose service and sacrifice have been finally recognized by the U.S. government with legislation passed last year.

 

The Filipino Veterans of World War II Congressional Gold Medal Act of 2015, passed last year is now enshrined as Public Law 114-265.

 

The Congressional Gold Medal (CGM) is one of the highest civilian awards bestowed by the United States for persons or groups who have performed an achievement that have had an impact on American history and culture. American citizenship is not a requirement for the award.

 

In particular, this CGM aw…

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