October is Filipino-American History Month
Oct. 27, 2008
- Proclamation honors Filipino-Americans for their contributions to the county.
- Promoting the education and appreciation of Filipino culture is essential.
The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors proclaimed October as Filipino-American History Month in Fairfax County. The proclamation recognizes Filipino-American History Month and celebrates the heritage and culture of Filipino-Americans and their immense contributions to the county and nation.
Four million Americans of Philippine ancestry currently live in the United States, and Filipino-Americans have made substantial contributions to American society in the arts, sciences, music and literature. More than 250,000 Filipinos fought during World War II to protect and defend the United States. The values and traditions of Filipino-Americans have had a positive impact upon American society, making it essential to promote the understanding, education and appreciation of the history and culture of Filipino-Americans in the United States.
For more information, visit the Filipino-American National Historical Society of Northern Virginia’s Web site.
Contact: Merni Fitzgerald, Director, Office of Public Affairs
703-324-3189, TTY 711, Media Pager: 703-324-NEWS (6397)
To request this information in an alternate format, call 703-324-3187, TTY 711