Film spotlights WWII Filipino veterans’ contributions to U.S.
“Faces of Courage: Untold Stories of World War II Filipino Veterans,” a documentary film produced by FilVetREP, explains the history of Filipino contributions in support of the U.S., long before WW II started, and the important role Filipino vets played in helping to win the war in the Pacific.
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Despite promises made by the US during WW II to provide veterans benefits and US citizenship to the Filipino soldiers who fought for America, the U.S. passed the Rescission Act after WWII ended and reneged on its promises to the Filipino veterans.
In Hawaai, the Beta Beta Gamma Foundation Movemehawaii partnered with the Filipino Veterans Recognition and Education Project, or FilVetREP, to provide the documentary free to schools and other educational institutions.
Donations are being accepted at movemehawaii.org. Donations received by Dec. 31 go toward covering the educational efforts.