ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH

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SUBJ/ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH//

GENTEXT/REMARKS/1.  TO HONOR AND COMMEMORATE THE DISTINGUISHED
SERVICE OF ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICANS, NAVY WILL RECOGNIZE ASIAN
PACIFIC AMERICAN HERITAGE THIS MONTH.  NAVY HAS STRENGTHENED BY
RECOGNIZING THE RICH CULTURAL DIVERSITY OF OUR PEOPLE, AND WE WILL
CELEBRATE THE TRADITIONS, ANCESTORY, NATIVE LANGUAGES, AND UNIQUE
EXPERIENCES OF MORE THAN 30 ETHNIC GROUPS AND OVER 13 MILLION
AMERICANS FROM ASIA AND THE PACIFIC.  THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
THEME FOR THIS YEAR'S OBSERVANCE IS "LIBERTY AND FREEDOM FOR ALL."
2.  ANNUALLY, DURING ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH, THE
FEDERAL ASIAN PACIFIC COUNCIL HONORS DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE AGENCIES
AND MILITARY SERVICES BY AWARDING THE MERITORIOUS SERVICE AWARD TO
ONE ACTIVE AND ONE RESERVE SAILOR.  LCDR ROY NAFAREETE, NAVY'S
ACTIVE DUTY RECIPIENT OF LAST YEAR'S AWARD STATED, I THINK ALL
SAILORS HAVE A TWO-FOLD RESPONSIBILITY.  FIRST, WE SHOULD LEARN AND
APPRECIATE OUR PARTICULAR CULTURES, HERITAGES, AND RACES; AND
SECONDLY, WE SHOULD EDUCATE OTHERS ON THE IMPORTANCE AND
ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF OUR SPECIFIC CULTURES.  MORE INFORMATION ON
FEDERAL ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN COUNCIL MAY BE FOUND AT:
WWW.NPC.NAVY.MIL/COMMANDSUPPORT/DIVERSITY THEN CLICK ON
"CONFERENCES AND OBSERVANCES CALENDAR."
3.  DIVERSITY REPRESENTS ONE OF NAVY'S GREATEST STRENGTHS, AND
THROUGH OUR HERITAGE MONTH OBSERVANCES, WE ARE STRIVING TO FURTHER
EDUCATE ALL PERSONNEL AND EMPHASIZE THAT ALL SAILORS HAVE THE
OPPORTUNITY TO REACH THEIR FULL POTENTIAL.
4.  ALL HANDS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO CELEBRATE ASIAN PACIFIC
AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH THROUGH PROGRAMS, EXHIBITS, PUBLICATIONS,
AND PARTICIPATION IN MILITARY AND COMMUNITY EVENTS RECOGNIZING THE
DIVERSITY OF AMERICAN HERITAGE, CONSISTENT WITH CURRENT MISSION
COMMITMENTS AND AVAILABLE RESOURCES.
5.  POC:  LT JEFF BURRELL, (901) 874-3881/DSN 882.
6.  RELEASED BY VADM G. L. HOEWING, N1.//
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