Chinese American Veterans of WWII Congressional Gold Medal Commemoration
US Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center

Join The National WWII Museum, in partnership with the Chinese American WWII Veterans Recognition Project, as we commemorate the awarding of the Congressional Gold Medal to Chinese American veterans of World War II.

During World War II, as many as 20,000 Chinese Americans answered the call, enlisting in every branch of the US Armed Forces and serving in every theater of the war. Approximately 40 percent of those who served were not US citizens due to exclusionary laws that denied citizenship and equal rights to individuals of Chinese descent. Despite facing discrimination since before the war, many Chinese American servicemembers earned citations for their heroism and honorable service, including the Medal of Honor. In December 2018, the Chinese-American World War II Veteran Congressional Gold Medal Act was signed into law in recognition of their dedicated service during the war. The Congressional Gold Medal is the highest civilian honor bestowed by the US Congress.

This event is free and open to the public, and registration is encouraged. If you cannot make it to the Museum for this event, watch the livestream through Vimeo.

For more information, contact Jessica Saddler, Veteran & Military Engagement Specialist, at Learn more about the Chinese American WWII Veterans Recognition Project here.

Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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