White House pays tribute to Fil-Am legacy this Filipino American History Month
Filipino Americans aren’t just migrant settlers on the land of the free; they have significantly embedded their cultural imprints in the history of the United States of America.
In a post on X, the White House acknowledges the remarkable contributions of Filipino Americans, captioning how they “have helped forge the very idea of America.”
Filipinos and Filipino Americans have helped forge the very idea of America.
This Filipino American History Month, the Biden-Harris Administration is proud to honor generations of Filipino Americans who have ensured our nation remains a land of hope, opportunity, and optimism.
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) October 1, 2023
From thousands of nurses saving lives to employees in the service industry, and even in entertainment and business, Fil-Ams are fulfilling their dreams with pride while helping in America’s growth.
Jill and I are thrilled to celebrate Filipino American History Month, honoring the rich heritage and traditions of millions of Filipino Americans.
To our Filipino American community: Thank you for all you do to ensure our nation continues to be the land of opportunity.
— President Biden (@POTUS) October 2, 2023
Though it’s not surprising, considering how talented and hardworking the 4.2 million Filipinos in the United States are; this makes this diaspora one of the largest Asian American communities together with Indian Americans and Chinese Americans.
Filipino Americans contribute to our nation’s success every single day. During Filipino American History Month, our Administration celebrates the important role that Filipino Americans have played and continue to play in the American story.
— Vice President Kamala Harris (@VP) October 3, 2023
— Mike Inacay (@MikeInacay) October 1, 2023
Let’s not forget too, how, in every corner of the US, the aromatic smell of flavorful Filipino dishes lingers. From NYC to Arizona and all the way up to Canada, Filipino restaurants are not only enjoyed by Filipinos but also by various other nationalities.
Every October marks the celebration of Filipino American heritage. It’s not just about the first generation Filipinos arriving on American soil, it’s also paying homage to the contributions that helped shape the American nation.
But whether Fil-Am or not, everyone is welcome to join the celebration of this dynamic and vibrant community.