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The 19th Biennial Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) National conference committee
Watch the video recording of the November 11, 2021 Veterans Day Presentation:
On Veterans Day, Thursday November 11, 2021 at 3 pm PT, to honor those who served, Filipino American National Historical Society – Greater Seattle Chapter presented the stories of veterans of the Vietnam War who grew up and live in our Filipino American community in the Greater Seattle area.
- Moderator Larry Alcantara served in the US Marines, 3rd Marine Division (Vietnam 1967 – 1968): “These are deeply personal stories of the intersection of humanity and war. Not found in books nor movies. Veterans mostly do not talk about their service. Here you get a rare peek into the room…. History which is not taught in school, personal history rarely talked about. A rare glimpse inside with those who served as boots on the ground.”
- Carlito delos Santos served in the US Marines, Force Logistics Support Group Alpha (Vietnam 1967 to 1969)
- Norm Dumlao served in the US Army, 8th Air Cavalry (Vietnam 1968 – 1969)
- Benjamin C. Presas served in the US Army, 48th Helicopter Company (Vietnam 1969 – 1970)
- Vince Visaya served in the US Air Force, 56th Air Commando Group (Vietnam 1969 – 1970)
- FANHS Filipino American Vietnam Veterans Oral History Project Coordinator John Ragudos served in the US Army, 278th Signal Company (Vietnam 1969 to 1970)
Thank you for your service. Welcome home.
We will be screening the Filipino American Vietnam Veterans Oral History Project the Wing’s theatre on Saturday November 11th 2017 at 10:30am, in commemoration of our Vets.
In honor of Veterans Day, The Wing will be showing short films featuring Filipino American, Chinese American and Japanese American veterans throughout this day. Free with regular admission; $2 off military discount.
FANHS Filipino American Vietnam Veterans Oral History Project – November 11, 2017 27 minutes Pereda Yano Productions
“Three years ago FANHS (Filipino American National Historical Society) began filming the memories and experiences of Filipino American Vietnam veterans in a round table format. What usually would be a 90 minute session turned into a 4 hour marathon with the men telling stories they had never shared before. Ador Yano filmed the session while I was leading the conversations which were the best interviews I ever conducted.” – Dorothy Cordova, FANHS Executive Director
This 27 minute film contains excerpts from those discussions, led by Dorothy Cordova and organized by John Ragudos, a Vietnam veteran and FANHS member who was instrumental in convincing the veterans to tell their stories. Dorothy, along with her late husband Fred Cordova, founded FANHS in the 1980s.
FANHS is still thriving and capturing the histories of Filipino Americans throughout the country. Dorothy, a well known and respected historian and archivist, continues as the Executive Director and resides in Seattle. She is the author of `Filipinos in Puget Sound” (2009 – part of the Images in America series by Arcadia Publishing, Seattle: WA).
Join FANHS as we confront and discuss modern day slavery in the aftermath of Lola Eudocia Pulido’s story in The Atlantic by Alex Tizon.
This will be an open forum where attendees can share their feelings on The Atlantic story, and also perspectives on the situation of domestic servitude/slavery within the United States, the Philippines, and abroad.
Please join us at FANHS National HQ in the Central District – lower level archives. Parking lot in rear of building.
Thank you Aunt Dorothy Cordova for hosting.
810 18th Ave, Seattle WA 98122
Wednesday, May 24th (Part 1)
6:00pm to 8:00pm
REGISTER at our Facebook Event Page
Forum Part 2 will be on Wednesday, May 31st.
Filipino WWII Veterans Congressional Gold Medal
Memorial Tribute Fundraiser Dinner
Renton Pavilion Event Center
233 Burnett Ave S, Renton, Washington 98057
Reception: 5:30 pm
Dinner: 7:00 – 10:00 pm
Tickets: $100.00 ($125.00 after April 1)
Sponsorships: $250.00 to $1000.00
You are invited to support our Filipino veterans who will be honored by Congress with the Congressional Gold Medal (CGM) for their service and sacrifice during World War II. On November 30, 2016, the Filipino Veterans of World War II Congressional Gold Medal Act of 2015 was passed and was signed into law by President Obama on December 14, 2016. There are an estimated 20,000 veterans and/or family remaining who are eligible to receive the CGM. All net proceeds from this fundraiser directly benefit:
- The national Filipino Veterans Recognition and Education Project (FilVetREP) and its efforts to purchase Congressional Gold Medal replicas in bronze to present to living veterans and post-humously to surviving family members
- Costs in duplication, minting, and medal presentation ceremonies
- Education projects about Filipino Veterans of WWII
Please email FilVetREP, Reg 8 to confirm details of sponsorship ads and/or table or ticket purchases.
Contact – FilVetRepRegion8@gmail.com
Co-Sponsors include FilVetREP Region 8, Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs, the Washington State Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs, the Philippine Scouts Heritage Society/Calugas Chapter, FilAm Leagues of Pierce County, FANHS, Seattle, Tacoma and Yakama Chapters, FilAmREACT, FCA, Asia Pacific Cultural Center, Bataan Corregidor Survivors Association and Their Families, Asian Pacific Directors Coalition, NFFAA, Region 8, Filipino American Civic Employees of Seattle and Filipino Lawyers of Washington.