The Chinese American WWII Veterans Recognition Project enters its fifth year with great anticipation for the award ceremony of the Congressional Gold Medal to more than 3,000 veterans who have applied for, and confirmed for this honor.
It is unfortunate the pandemic had caused the project to be extended into 2021 - a full year longer than planned despite the efforts of vigilant volunteers and prudent stewards. No matter, the modified in-person presentation plan from capable Chinese American Citizens Alliance committee members and donor-supporter community will all be worth it when it does take place.
However, the application deadline for veterans and their families to receive a medal at no cost ends Feb. 28, 2021. The Project will continue to accept applications and information about veterans for its historical value as long as the website continues its current web presence, the decision has been made to discontinue the awarding of a “no-cost” Medal for applications received after February 28, 2021, 11:59:59PM EST. Applications received after that date may still be reviewed (and if approved) for the purpose of having a veteran’s name listed on the website, but the veteran and/or family must make their own arrangements to purchase their Chinese American WWII Congressional Gold Medal directly from the U.S. Mint.
The mission of the Chinese American WWII Veterans Recognition Project is to recognize, honor, and celebrate the military service of Chinese Americans who fought in World War II through advocacy, education and preservation and to ensure that the achievements and contributions of the” greatest generation” will never be forgotten. The Chinese American WWII Veterans Recognition Project is a program of the nonprofit Chinese American Citizens Alliance C.A.C.A.), and the National Chinese American Citizens Alliance Community Involvement Fund (C.A.C.A. CIF). Neither organization nor this project are affiliated with any government agency, nor does it receive any government funds for use in meeting its objectives.