Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month

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AFPS-An Asian-American Renaissance Man
AFPS-Secret Hero Recounts his Unforgettable Korean War
AFPS-Waterloo to Washington: The Long Journey of Coral Wong Pietsch
AFPS - Chinese Soldiers Fought in U.S. Civil War
AFPS-Army Secretary Lionizes 22 WWII Heroes
Profiles of Asian-Americans
Profiles of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders
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Asian-Pacific Americans in the Pacific Northwest
Federal Asian-Pacific American Council
Asian-Pacific American Resources at the Smithsonian
Department of Health and Human Services
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Asian Pacific Pioneers Along the Columbia River
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Division of Diversity and Civil Rights
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Photos-Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month
Lunar Calendar
Asian Pacific American Poster

Mr. Mark Lee designed the poster for 2001 Asian-Pacific American Month.

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Presidential Proclamation of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month
May 7, 2001 — As we move into the 21st century, the United States continues to greatly benefit from the contributions of its diverse citizenry. Among those who have influenced our country, Asian-Pacfic Americans merit special recognition. Their achievements have greatly enriched our quality of life and have helped to determine the course of our Nations’s future.

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White Initiative on AAPIs
White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders
On June 7, 1999, the President signed Executive Order 13125 to improve the quality of life of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders through increased participation in Federal programs where they may be underserved.

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Profiles of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Profiles of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders
Biographies of distinguished Asian Pacific Americans such as General Shinseki, and people affiliated with the NASA program.

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Medal of Honor Recipients Army Secretary Lionizes 22 World War II Heroes
WASHINGTON
July 10, 2000 — Perhaps the greatest tribute 22 World War II Asian American Medal of Honor recipients can receive comes from a soldier who saw the war from the perspective of the front-line GI.
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Asian Pacific Americans in the Pacific Northwest

Asian-Pacific Americans in the Pacific Northwest
A synopsis of the following Asian-Pacific Island group - when they first arrived, their numbers, where they live, what they do, their contributions and their culture.
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Asian-Pacific American Programs
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Lunar Calendar

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Lunar Calendar
February 19, 1996, is New Year's Day under the lunar calendar developed by the Chinese 4,633 years ago. Because the calendar is based on the lunar cycle, every full moon will be the middle or the 15th of a lunar month, which is either 29 or 30 days long. Each year is named for an animal, and this is the Year of the Ox. Every 12 years this cycle begins again. The lunar calendar is used by many other Asian countries.
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Photos-Asian-Pacific American Photos Asian-Pacific American Heritage
A Photo album depicting certain aspects of Asian-Pacific American history or experience is presented in this page. A brief description of each photo is provided.

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The Smithsonian Institution

Asian-Pacific American Resources at the Smithsonian

As a public trust, the Smithsonian is fully committed to reflecting and serving this nation's diverse and changing society. The Institution attempts to fulfill this goal by embracing the many social and cultural threads that comprise the tapestry of American life and making these resources widely accessible.
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Department of Health and Human Services

Department of Health and Human Services

This website provides a snapshot of departmental programs affecting Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders
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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Division of Diversity and Civil Rights

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Division of Diversity and Civil Rights

Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month (APAHM) is a month-long celebration and recognition of Asian and Pacific Americans held in May.
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Federal Asian-Pacific American CouncilAn organization that promotes equal opportunity and cultural diversity for Asian-Pacific Americans (APAs) within the Federal and District of Columbia governments. Our web site and e-mail are used to keep members informed of the latest news, activities, and special events within the APA community.
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Asian-Pacific Pioneers Along the Columbia River

Dramatic cultural variations in way of life, language, religion, customs and world view were an important part of life in many eastern Washington communities along the Columbia River. As the pioneers persisted and struggled to build new lives for themselves, part of the struggle often involved discrimination, oppression and exclusion directed at people who were racially different.
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National Institute of Standards and Technology

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

The Association of NIST Asian-Pacific Americans (ANAPA) is a volunteer employee organization within NIST that is dedicated to: promoting the career interests of Asian-Pacific Americans at NIST, providing a network to enhance communication among ANAPA members, NIST employees, and members of DoC Net and its sister agencies.
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American Forces Press Service News Articles

Documentary Filmmaker Discusses Racism at DoD Forum
WASHINGTON
May 8, 2001 -- Senior DoD officials and equal opportunity specialists gathered here May 7 to hear an Asian American filmmaker noted for his poignant work in interracial communication and the meaning of racism.
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An Asian-American Renaissance Man
WASHINGTON
April 25, 2001 — When Peter Fitzgerald graduated from law school, his mom thought he had finally reached success. But Peter had other ideas. He joined the Peace Corps and taught English in a Slovakian high school for two years.
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Secret Hero Recounts his Unforgettable Korean War
Secret Hero Recounts his Unforgettable Korean War
WASHINGTON
April 24, 2001 — War is a destructive, bleak picture that can make the skies of any canvas gray. For the picture to brighten it takes the heroism of a few ordinary men who look into the face of death, take on the challenges that break most men and overcome what is thought to be impossible.
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Waterloo to Washington: The Long Journey of Coral Wong Pietsch:
Waterloo to Washington: The Long Journey of Coral Wong Pietsch
WASHINGTON
April 24, 2001 — Trivia question: What do James T. Kirk, the captain of the Starship Enterprise, and Coral Wong Pietsch, the Army Reserve colonel selected to become the Army's first Asian- Pacific American woman general, have in common?
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Chinese Soldiers Fought in U.S. Civil War

WASHINGTON
April 24, 2001 — In the 1860s, if you wanted to send someone "to the ends of the Earth" you sent them to China.
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