Chinese American WWII Veterans have been honored with the Congressional Gold Medal in a series of ceremonies across the country. The Chinese American WWII Veterans Recognition project pushed for recognition of Chinese American Veterans like Hazel Ying Lee, who died in service of the country yet did not receive a military funeral. 40% of Chinese Americans who served in WWII were not allowed US citizenship by the Chinese Exclusion act.
A bipartisan bill introduced in 2018 and signed by then President Trump made this happen. The last set of Chinese American WWII veterans will be honored in February of 2022 in Hawaii. Information on the regional ceremonies available on the regional ceremony listing.
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