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FACLA/JFAV WILL AWARD GOLD MEDALS TO VETERANS/WIDOWS<

For Immediate Release
Filipino Cultural Center/FACLA
June 07, 2017

FACLA/JFAV WILL AWARD GOLD MEDALS TO VETERANS/WIDOWS70 YEARS OF THE UNJUST RESCISSION ACT OF 1946

Los Angeles–” Honor our veterans, fight for equity and justice.”

FACLA President Fernandico Gonong Jr said, “the Filipino Cultural Center/FACLA and the Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) will award gold medals to all surviving and departed Filipino World War II Veterans and their widows.

The target date is Veterans Day, November 11, 2017. We cannot wait no longer for the replica of the US Congressional Gold Medals that will only be minted at the end of the year.”Besides, the replica of the medal is in bronze and cost $ 50 dollars each.

JFAV/FCC GOLD MEDALS

” We support the Philippine Consulate of Los Angeles effort to give the 20,00 surviving veterans the replica of the congressional gold medal. But we cannot wait that long.”Gonong added.

JFAV National Coordinator Arturo P. Garcia added, ” The US Congressional Gold Medal is the highest civilian decoration that the US Congress gives out to individuals.

It is a token recognition of the FIlipino Veterans wartime service. The Gold Medal worth $ 30,000 will be displayed at the Smithsonian Institute.
Thus, our gold medals will be symbolic award of recognition of their wartime service from the Filipino-American community.

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