Events in DC/VA for Week of October 26

Monday, October 26
National Alliance of Filipino Concerns Lobby Day
Capitol Hill – Visits TBD

Monday, October 26 at 9:00am
Unsung Heroes: Asian Pacific American Heroism during World War II
Host- Veterans History Project of the American Folklife Center and the Library of Congress Asian Division Friends Society
Thomas Jefferson Building, Room 119 – 10 First Street, S.E.
(Capitol South Metro – Orange/Blue lines)
Highlights of the day-long event include Maj. Gen. Antonio Taguba’s overview of the war in the Pacific Theater, Japanese American Veterans Association’s Terry Shima’s reminiscence of the Military Intelligence Service in the Pacific, Anna Chennault’s recollection of her life with the Flying Tigers, and remembrances of Filipino veterans. Famous Flying Tiger veteran Fred Chiao, 93 years old, will be in attendance.  Other speakers include Kelly Kuruyama and Norman Ikari, who will share experiences of their WWII days on the Italian Front. John Gong will reminisce about his grandfather, Flying Tiger Ace Arthur Chin. Valentin T. Ildefonso will talk about his time as a U.S. scout veteran in the Philippines. Rudy Panaglima, a Filipino guerilla veteran, will share stories about his experience as a 13-year-old runner with the Philippine guerilla resistance.  Poet Vince Gotera will perform a dramatic reading from his book “Ghost Wars,” and the Library of Congress Chorale will perform favorite songs of the era.  Several members of Congress will be in attendance to recognize the veterans, including Rep. Mike Honda (D-Calif.), Rep. David Wu (D-Ore.) and Rep. Judy Chu (D-Calif.).  During the program, the archival papers of Midshipman Cayetano Catura, a veteran who served two admirals during WWII, will be presented to the Library’s Veterans History Project, and materials donated to the Library by the Flying Tigers Museum will be on view. Also on display will be original watercolors depicting WWII pilots (donated to the Chinese Section of the Asian Division in 1944) and a binder with the original Gung Ho Newsletters mimeographed for the members of the enlisted personnel of the 407th Service Squadron Regiment of Chinese American soldiers.

Monday, October 26 at 6:00pm & 7:30pm
A Hawaiian Celebration: Our 50th State’s 50th Birthday
Halau Ho’omau I ka Wai Ola O Hawai’i Performance
National Theater – 1321 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Admission is free but tickets are required and distributed 30 minutes beforehand.

Monday, October 26 from 6:00pm-8:00pm
Canvass Kickoff Happy Hour
Host- AAA Fund
Black Finn – 1620 I Street NW
(Farragut North & Farragut West Metros – Red & Orange/Blue lines)
Before the Redskins – Eagles football game… kicks off at 8:15 pm.  Come out and have some wings, sliders and drink specials for $10/person!!  Funds go to the AAA Fund YP Canvass Day Program, providing campaign volunteers with food and transportation nationwide.

Wednesday, October 28 at 3:00pm
Vienna Halloween Parade w/ Candidate Mark Keam
Meet @ Giant Supermarket Parking Lot – 359 Maple Ave E in Vienna, VA
(Short Taxi Ride from Vienna Metro – Orange line)
For decades, our town has held the biggest Halloween parade in the region.  Over 20,000 people are expected to show up in Vienna this Wednesday to enjoy the evening, and you can march with Mark to show your support in front of thousands of voters.  And as a special treat, every volunteer who marches with Mark will receive a free Mark Keam for Delegate t-shirt which will be unveiled that evening.  We can only have 50 volunteers, so reserve your spot today!

Friday, October 30 from 6:30pm-12:00am
Halloween Party
Host- Progressive Alliance of Filipinos and Americans, Inc. (PAFAI)
Fort Myer Community Center – 228 McNair Rd. in Ft. Meyer, VA
(Short taxi ride from Clarendon or Arlington Cemetery Metros – Orange or Blue lines)
Contact- Carl Abella at 301.907.8687, Babsie Carag-Quinn at 571.285.1526, Fely Pontanilla at 703.620.5693, Annie Santo Domingo at 703.690.6723, Lilia Alba at 703.455.6709, Viqui Embuscado at 703.450.0744, Cita Helkie at 301.989.1774.

Donation Drop-Off
Forex – 1717 K Street, NW, Suite 600
(Farragut North & Farragut West Metros – Red & Orange/Blue lines)
FOREX in Washington, DC will be taking your donations at no cargo cost to the Philippine Red Cross and to the relief center in Ateneo in Loyola Heights. A container will be leaving in a few days.
Needed supplies:
* Blankets
* Medicines & vitamins – please separate for children & adults
* Canned goods that can be opened without a can opener
* Rubber slippers
(800) 883-6739


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