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.