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White House pays tribute to Fil-Am legacy this Filipino American History Month

United by dreams, Filipino Americans helped shape “the very idea of America”
/ 02:32 AM October 02, 2023

White House honors Filipino American legacy

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.”

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.

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.

While there are too many of them to mention, historical Fil-Am activists and leaders like Carlos Bulosan and Larry Itliong were some of the notable foundations of the Fil-Am community.

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Today, Fil-Am figures are also taking the global entertainment scene by storm, including Olivia Rodrigo, Jo Koy, Apl De Ap, and Bretman Rock, to name a few.

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.

Filipino American History Month

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.

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