by: Ruben David: A Google Photo | Philadelphia: Pursuant to the 117th Philippine Independence Anniversary celebration proclamation and flag-raising ceremony held on June 6, 2015 onboard USS Olympia with official guest speaker Major General Tony Taguba, U.S. Army (Ret.) spoke at the events filled with dignitaries and guests, including Philadelphia Councilman-at-Large David Oh.
On June 18, 2015 Councilman Oh introduced a resolution and sponsored by other councilpersons in support of the veterans by requesting the Congress to award a Congressional gold medal, collectively, to the Filipino Veterans of WWII in recognition of their dedicated service to the US. An engrossed copy of the resolution was forwarded to Maj. Gen. Taguba. Click here to view Philadelphia City Council Resolution 150635.