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On Memorial Day: The Last Viewing

While Memorial Day in the US usually brings up thoughts of summer and barbecue, dead Asian American and Pacific Islander veterans usually don’t come to mind. This StoryCorp animation of a father’s remembrance of his dead son reminded me of … Continue reading

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American Muslims: The Forgotten Victims of 9/11

As most of you may know, this year’s 9/11 marks the 10th anniversary of the tragic attacks on the World Trade Centers and the Pentagon that has resulted in the deaths of 2,973 Americans and forever changed the United States … Continue reading

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Technicality Forcing Iraq War Widow from Okinawa and her Child out of the US

When Sgt. Michael Ferschke died in Iraq, the U.S. Marines recognized that Hotaru Ferschke was his wife.  But because she was married to him by proxy when he was in Iraq and since he died before they could meet again, … Continue reading

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