DECEMBER 7, 2011 - Today our nation observes the 70th anniversary of the attack by Japan on Pearl Harbor, which brought the United States into World War II. We pay tribute to our American citizen soldiers of all ethnicities for their bravery, sacrifice, and loyalty who fought to protect our freedom in that war.
Despite their loyalty being questioned and families separated by placement in internment camps, young Japanese Americans who enlisted in the 442nd Regimental Combat Team. They fought in the European theater and became the most highly decorated unit in military history.
To help with the effort, many Chinese Americans either volunteered or were drafted during World II to fight in Europe and support the war efforts in China. We are proud to say that at one time membership of the Chinese American Citizens Alliance was comprised of veterans, like those of World War II.
Our grateful nation expresses our sincerest gratitude to every military veteran and their families for their sacrifice and service as we became a united nation. You are all truly our HEROES!.
Carolyn H. Chan