Thursday, April 9, 2009
Temporary visas for WWII Fil-Am Veterans
Members of the WWII Filipino-American Veterans - Hawaii Chapter (FAV) yesterday testified in support of a HCR 298/HR 270, which urges the adoption of a proposed federal law that would allow family members of the Filipino American Veterans to obtain temporary visas in order to visit and be with their family members in Hawaii.
Representative Angus McKelvey, chair of the Economic Revitalization, Business & Military Affairs Committee, passed the resolution out of committee noting that "given that these honorable men and women sacrificed so much for our country, to allow them to have their family members with them as they pass is a very small token that the federal government can do for all they sacrificed."
In Photo: Members of the Economic Revitalization, Business & Military Affairs Committee with Filipino-American WWII veterans who testified on HCR 298/HR 270.