Our friends at the Bay Area Chinese Genealogy Group (BACGG), the Chinese Historical and Cultural Project (CHCP), and the Chinese Historical Society of America (CHSA) are hosting an exciting webinar on August 29th, Operation: WWII Chinese American G.I.. This is a unique discussion illustrated by demonstrations from the largest collection of Chinese American military memorabilia. Please register below.
More than 20,000 Chinese Americans served this country in World War II. This is an important part of American history!
Chinese American Museum DC
This webinar is recognized by the Department of Defense, as a Commemorative Partner, as it celebrates the 75th Anniversary of the end of WWII. The webinar precedes a September ceremony that will honor Chinese American WWII Veterans. Further information on the September ceremony is forthcoming.
Operation: WWII Chinese American G.I. will not just explore dates and places significant to Chinese American World War II history, but also but explore the war through the lens of the world’s largest private collection of Chinese American, and military memorabilia. Additionally, a clip from the film We Served with Pride, will be shown. This film features 15 Chinese American WWII Veterans who served with uncommon valor, as a common virtue.
The keynote speaker is Montgomery Hom, the Executive Producer for the California Ceremony, an Emmy-nominated filmmaker, author, and military historian. He will be joined by Major General William S. Chen, the first Chinese-American to wear a 2-star rank in the U.S. Army, and Connie Young Yu, Trustee Emeritus Board Member of the Chinese Historical Society of America.
Click here to register today! Please note: space is limited, so early registration is the best way to gain a Zoom spot.
Questions about the event can be directed to Gail Chong at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn more about WWII Chinese American GI Project.