CSP celebrates Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

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May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Caregiver Support Program (CSP) celebrates Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month.

There are more than 300,000 living Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander American Veterans. As we commemorate the historical impact of our AAPI Veterans, CSP also recognizes the caregivers who care for our many Veterans of AAPI descent who have diligently and unselfishly served our great nation.

VA proudly recognizes and shares the rich history and remarkable stories of AAPI Veterans. Please join CSP in celebrating AAPI Heritage Month by tuning into VA’s VAntage Point blog to read these stories, including those of Sharon Dunbar, who was one of the highest ranking female Asian Americans in the United States Air Force, Hiroshi “Hershey” Miyamura, the second Japanese American to receive the Medal of Honor, Vicente P. Lim, who served as an Army infantry officer and was best known for leading a heroic defense of the Philippine Islands during World War II, and Kurt Chew-Een Lee, a World War II Veteran who was the first Asian American to serve as an officer in the United States Marine Corps.

CSP is honored to recognize the service of AAPI Veterans. From all of us at CSP, thank you to all our AAPI Veterans and caregivers for your dedication to our armed forces and to this nation. Happy Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month!


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