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LOS ANGELES, Feb. 20, 2024 ~ The Asian Hall of Fame is set to host a special event, Salute to Service, on March 2, 2024 at the Biltmore Los Angeles. The event aims to promote positive public perception of Asian veterans and their legacy of service. From 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. PST, attendees will gather at the prestigious venue located at 501 S. Grand Avenue in Los Angeles.

The dress code for the evening is suit and tie, and valet parking will be available for $35 with event validation. The highlight of the evening will be a tribute to legendary musician Johnny Cash by James Garner, presented by inductee Hiro Yamamoto of Soundgarden.

Major General (ret.) Antonio Taguba, founder and chair of the Trauma Advocacy Initiative, expressed his support for the event and its mission. He stated that American society is weakened by marginalizing Asian American, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, and Native American veterans. He also emphasized that omitting their legacy questions loyalty and decreases military recruitment.

To further amplify their efforts in reversing the Rescission Act of 1946, the Asian Hall of Fame will be awarding the Asian Veterans Prize to The Filipino Veterans Recognition and Education Project during the event.

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In addition to honoring veterans, Salute to Service will also recognize individuals who have made significant contributions to their communities. Los Angeles County Board of Supervisor Kathryn Barger will commend Chinese American WWII veterans who will be receiving the Congressional Gold Medal. U.S. Army veteran's grandchild Arascena Fong will also be awarded the Fellowship Prize for Community Engagement for her work with the Asian Hall of Fame Academy.

The event's signature Charity Boutique will feature an exclusive shopping experience with a St. John trunk show and autographed auction items from various brands such as Hermes, Chanel, Burberry, Ferragamo, and more. All proceeds from the boutique will benefit the Trauma Advocacy Initiative, which provides humanitarian aid to various causes such as Israel relief, Maui wildfires, Turkey earthquake victims, Ukraine refugees, and medical supplies to hospitals during the pandemic.

Tickets for Salute to Service can be purchased on the Asian Hall of Fame website and press credentials can be applied for through their official website as well. The organization's mission is to celebrate legacy and advance equity by transforming public perception of Asian and Indigenous legacy through cultural, educational, and humanitarian initiatives. For more information about the event or the organization, contact Rochelle Srigley at (626) 600-9418 or visit
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