NEWS: Congressional Medals, Olympics, Citizenship, A Writer’s Life

NBC News: Recognizing Filipino American Vets; Congressional Gold Medal Proposal for Filipino Vets Passes Senate, Heads to House; Asian-American Athletes to Watch at the 2016 Rio Olympics; Sikh Actor Waris Ahluwalia to Star in Film on 1923 Supreme Court Citizenship Case / The New Yorker: The Remarkable Forgotten Life of H. T. Tsiang

HISTORICAL NOTE: One Week to One Month in May, Every Year

In 1977, Senator Daniel Inouye of Hawaii introduced a resolution [S.J.Res.72] in the U.S. Senate that proposed the idea of celebrating “Pacific/Asian American Heritage Week” during the first 10 days of May. A similar resolution [H.J.Res.540] was also introduced by Congressman Frank Horton of New York in the House of Representatives. Both resolutions did not…