Every May, we’re provided the opportunity to recognize the history and achievements of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders across our company, communities, and Nation during Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.
In 1978, a joint congressional resolution established Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Week. The first 10 days of May were chosen to coincide with two important milestones: the first Japanese immigrants in the U.S. (May 7, 1843) and contributions of Chinese workers building of the transcontinental railroad, completed May 10, 1869. In 1992, Congress expanded the observance to a month-long celebration.
Over the month, challenge yourself to learn more about the historic achievements, legacies, and heroic sacrifices of Asian and Pacific Islanders who have enriched America’s history.
Stay tuned to Blue Nation Online this month for employee spotlights on what it means to be Asian American.
Also, take a few minutes and watch last year’s “Let’s Talk” on the Asian and Asian American experience.