Fighting For Recognition - #HappyVeteransDay #FilipinoVeterans

Cenon Audencial was a guerilla with the Philippine Resistance Movement turned second lieutenant in the U.S. Armed Forces in the Far East in the early 1940s.

Like many of the 260,000 Filipinos who fought and served under and alongside the U.S. military during World War II, Audencial may never be recognized for his war efforts because of lost documentation.

Veterans Day (originally known as Armistice Day) is a federal holiday in the United States observed annually on November 11, for honoring military veterans of the United States Armed Forces (who were discharged under conditions other than dishonorable).

In 1946 after World War II concluded, President Harry S. Truman signed the Rescission Act, which provided Filipino soldiers would be stripped of their statuses as U.S veterans, effectively denying them their rightful benefits. It was one of the greatest injustices in U.S history.

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