Congressional Gold Medal for WWII Chinese American Veterans Initiative

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Although the Chinese American community has always strived to be good citizens, history has shown that they have not been treated fairly and need to let their Congressional leaders know that their service to our country needs to be recognized. Like many minorities, Chinese Americans overcame discrimination to serve their country bravely and honorably and we need to encourage the Congress to act favorably on this proposal to commemorate the service of these Chinese American veterans. 

 

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Robert E. Lee and Chiang Kai Shek. Both historical figures of their respective countries’ civil wars and both out of favor at the moment. While this is a relatively new problem facing U.S. officials, their Taiwanese counterparts have been dealing with the problem since 1999. Some 200-plus Chiang statues have been relocated from public schools, government office buildings and other locations to a lakeside park. As the number of memorials grow in the park each year, so do the number of visitors, mostly taking selfies. U.S. officials may wish to take note! ♦

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