Asian Services In Action extends our thank you to the Congresswoman Marcia L Fudge as she recognizes Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. The observance originally began as Asian/Pacific American Heritage Week, which was established through a joint Congressional resolution in 1978. The month of May was chosen due to two important milestones in Asian/Pacific American history: May 7, 1843, when the first Japanese immigrants arrived in the United States, and May 10, 1869, when the first transcontinental railroad was completed with substantial contributions from Chinese immigrant workers.
“The Asian-Pacific Islander Community of Northeast Ohio is a growing, vibrant part of the region’s and our nation’s rich cultural diversity. Among foreign born immigrants, people of Asian descent now outnumber European immigrants in my district. It is with honor and pride that I recognize Asian Pacific American Heritage Month and urge all Americans to join me in celebrating the history and contributions of our friends, neighbors and co-workers of Asian descent.”