JFAV HONORS VETERANS AND COMFORT WOMEN ON 69th RESCISSION DAY ANNIVERSARY, FEBRUARY 18, 2015 IN GLENDALE

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February 16, 2015

JFAV HONORS VETERANS AND COMFORT WOMEN ON 69th RESCISSION DAY ANNIVERSARY, FEBRUARY 18, 2015 IN GLENDALE

Los Angeles-- “ Honor our Veterans, Honor The Comfort Women.”

Arturo Garcia, National Coordinator of the Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) and the Filipino-American Community announced that they will honor the Filipino American World War II Veterans and All Comfort Women in Southeast Asia who were victimized by the Japanese Imperial forces during the war in a wreath laying ceremonies at 3:00 PM on February 18, 2015 at the Glendale Park at the Glendale Central Library at 222 E.Harvard St. Glendale.

The Glendale Central Library Park in Glendale is the site of the second Comfort Woman Monument built by the Korean-American community in the United States. The other monument was built in New Jersey in the East Coast which is the object of the vigorous protests from the Japanese government.

Garcia said, ” For the last 70 years after World War II, the Japanese Government refused to admit the atrocities they committed in Asian. Especially about the comfort women they brutalized during their war years.

JFAV Honors Comfort Women and Veterans on Feb.18

” This is the first time that JFAV and the FilAm Community will honor the comfort women who were victims of the Japanese wartime atrocities. The Japanese government have not admitted to these crimes.

” The guest speaker for the event is the Filipino American candidate for Glendale City Council, Ms, Edith Fuentes. Ms. Fuentes is running for council member on the April 2015 elections in Glendale.

No Filipino-American candidate for Glendale City Council has been elected in this city for the last 100 years. MS Fuentes is happy to give it a try.”

69th Years of The Rescission Act

Garcia also said, ” On February 18, 1946, the 79th US Congress passed the Rescission Act that disenfranchised more than 250,000 Filipino Veterans as American veterans. And made their military service as “inactive”.

” Thus for the last 69 years, the Filipino Veterans were not recognized as American Veterans therefore were denied of their rightful rights and benefits.

At present, there are still more than 5,000 living Veterans in the United States and more than 4,000 of them are in California. All in all, there are still more than 60,000 living veterans in the Philippines.”

For more information please call jfav at (213)241-0995 or email as at agarcia@peoplescore.net

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