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Operation: WWII Chinese American G.I.
August 29 @ 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
In 2018, following years of grass-roots campaigning and advocacy from Chinese Americans across the U.S., Congress authorized the Congressional Gold Medal (CGM) to be awarded to the Chinese American Veterans of World War II.
These veterans’ acts of patriotism, loyalty, and courage occurred at a time when the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 prevented non-U.S. born Chinese Americans from obtaining citizenship. As many as 20,000 served, 40% of whom were not American citizens yet answered America’s call to serve with pride and honor. For over 70 years, Chinese American patriotism went unrecognized UNTIL NOW.
The Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) is proud to honor and remember the contributions of Chinese American WWII Veterans and join hands with the American Legion Cathay Post 384, Chinese American Citizens Alliance (C.A.C.A.), and Chinese Historical Society of America (CHSA) in being an official Commemorative Partner of the WWII Chinese American G.I. Program, an ongoing initiative that will host a series of virtual events to educate people around the world about this often forgotten and ignored generation of veterans.