The National Education Program
(Duty to Country)
Under One Flag
In the summer of 2013, FilVetREP came together to create a national campaign to raise national awareness about the service and sacrifice of Filipino and American World War II veterans. This campaign led to their national recognition when the US Congress honored them with the Congressional Gold Medal on Oct. 25, 2017. It was accomplished with tremendous support from members of Congress, community leaders, charitable organizations, families, friends, and many dedicated volunteers.
FilVetREP’s next mission is to preserve the historic legacy of Filipino and American World War ll veterans through Duty to Country – a free-to-the-public, interactive, web-based educational program that depicts the legacy of the Filipinos and Americans who fought in World War II in the Philippines and the decades long struggle for recognition that ensued.
Duty to Country features free lesson plans, teaching activities, an online exhibition, oral history testimonies, profiles of key historical figures, animations, and illustrations that aid teachers and students interested in learning about the Filipino experience during World War II, American colonialism, and 20th Century social justice.
Click HERE to download the Media Kit
Why Duty to Country
Duty to Country fills in the gap that’s not taught in history books about the Filipino soldiers who served under the American flag during WWII. Core to FilVetREP’s mission to not let these brave men and women’s sacrifices be forgotten, DTC is a multimedia, culturally tailored and accessible education project that seeks to amplify these forgotten stories to our young people and beyond.
- Raise Awareness: Provide a unique platform to highlight Filipino and American World War II veterans and connect younger generations to those who have and have not worn the uniform of the United States Armed Forces.
- Inclusive Storytelling: Share the story of not only the American and Filipino soldiers, but also the Filipinos who were not a part of the official military efforts during World War II. This includes guerrillas, resistance fighters, women and children, all of whom were crucial in the war effort.
- Educate: For the second phase of the project we have developed engaging and easy-to-use educational curricula to teach the story to students in middle and high school. We have also provided a comprehensive list of academic resources for use by educators.
- Under One Flag (visual story interactive)
- Oral Histories
- Educator Resources
- Graphic novel (Coming in Fall 2023)
To visit the online exhibition, go to www.dutytocountry.org or www.facebook.com/groups/dutytocountryabrokenpromise
Under One Flag