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JFAV/MS FilAm Intl LLC marks 73rd USAFFE Day, July 26, 2014 at FACLA

Posted On 2014 Jul 14
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Members of the Filipino-American Veterans of Hampton Roads carry the United States and Virginia State colors during dedication ceremonies for the new Visitor’s Center of the MacArthur Memorial in Norfolk, Virginia, on 13 October 2012. The MacArthur Memorial is a museum and research center dedicated to preserving and presenting the story of the life of General of the Army Douglas MacArthur who is remembered by Filipinos as the liberator of the Philippines. The Memorial also pays tribute to the millions of men and women who served with General MacArthur in World War I, World War II, and the Korean War. (Photo by Ed Pelausa)

Members of the Filipino-American Veterans of Hampton Roads carry the United States and Virginia State colors during dedication ceremonies for the new Visitor’s Center of the MacArthur Memorial in Norfolk, Virginia, on 13 October 2012. The MacArthur Memorial is a museum and research center dedicated to preserving and presenting the story of the life of General of the Army Douglas MacArthur who is remembered by Filipinos as the liberator of the Philippines. The Memorial also pays tribute to the millions of men and women who served with General MacArthur in World War I, World War II, and the Korean War. (Photo by Ed Pelausa)

Los Angeles – On July 26, 1941, US President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued an executive order placing the army of the Philippine Commonwealth under the United States Armed Forces in the Far East (USAFFE) under the command of General Douglas MacArthur who was called from his retirement to active service.

Thus, the Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) and the Ms. FilAm International LCC with the Seniors 4 Pilipino Americans Community Empowerment (S4PACE) will hold a fundraiser  dinner-dance party to commemorate the  73rd USAFFE Day on July 26, 2014 from 4;00 PM to 10:00PM at the Filipino American Community of Los Angeles (FACLA).

The ticket for admission is $ 10.00 and the public is cordially invited. Music will be provided by Maestro Buddy Reyes /Letty Reyes and his band.

150th Birth Anniversary of Apolinario Mabini

The group will  also mark the 150th birth anniversary of the “Sublime Paralytic’ and the “Brains of the Philippine Revolution”, Apolinario Mabini who was born on July 22, 1864 in Tanauan, Batangas.

Apolinario Mabini was also the first Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of the First Philippine Republic from June 1898 to 1902. He was captured by the Americans in Cuyapo, Nuve Ecija  and was exiled in Guam. He died in Nagtahan, Manila on May 13, 1903 of cholera.

JFAV National Coordinator Arturo Garcia said that it is only fitting and proper that we commemorate this event to honor out surviving heroes, the Filipino World War II veterans and equally their heroic partners, the widows or survivors of the veterans.

On the other hand, JFAV and S4PACE will hold their monthly meeting on July 15 at 2;00 PM in the afternoon at FACLA to plan ahead for its coming events.

We are calling all veterans and widows in Los Angeles to attend the meeting and the dinner-dance party on July 26, 2014 at FACLA.

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