Toa o Samoa celebrate Asian American Pacific Islanders Heritage
Washington, D.C. — In a proclomation, the U.S. President kicked off Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. "This month, we honor the more than 20 million Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders who call America home, and we express our sincere gratitude to all those who are selflessly serving in the Armed Forces.
"We recognize the achievements of Americans of Asian American and Pacific Islander heritage in education, business, science, the arts, government, and the Armed Forces, which have strengthened our Nation. We celebrate their story as a unique part of the American story."
Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month pays tribute to the generations of Asian and Pacific Islanders who have enriched America’s history. Here are some of our Toa o Samoa from bases around the world saluting their heritage.
Donald Peko and Leone Alofa, both graduates of Leone HS, are now serving in the United States Army, at Fort Stewart, Georgia. They are pictured carrying the American Samoan Flag proudly after their performance for the observance of Asian Pacific Islanders Heritage. [photo: Arrianna Princess Auvaa]
Fort Stewart, Georgia — soldiers and supporters of Asian and Pacific Islanders Heritage after their show on Wednesday, 22nd May 2019. [courtesy photo]
Taupou Mary Leausa Dorleus from Fagali'I and Ma'asina Fagaloa, Upolu Samoa who resides in Hinesville, Georgia, pictured with Ray Robanadakavu from Suva, Fiji.
The pair is pictured in traditional wear after their performance at the Asian Pacific Islanders Heritage on Wednesday, 22nd May 2019 at Fort Stewart, Georgia. [courtesy photo]
The Marne Soldiers of Asian and Pacific heritage in their production and performance for the Asian Pacific Islanders Heritage observance, on Wednesday, 22nd May 2019 in Fort Stewart, Georgia. Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month pays tribute to the generations of Asian and Pacific Islanders who have enriched America’s history. [photo: courtesy]
Samoans serving in the US Army, along with their family members, are pictured following their performance this past Wednesday, at US Army Garrison-Humphreys in South Korea. Among the soldiers in the photo is Lehualani Gillis, daughter of Samoa News reporter, Leua Aiono Frost. Thank you all for your service! [courtesy photo]