AARP Presents A Story of Asian American & Pacific Islanders in the U.S. Military

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AARP Salutes Service Members & Military Families on Veterans Day

Did you know that Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders have served in the United States military since the birth of our nation? This Veterans Day, we honor their service, sacrifice, and courage.

Today, over 65,000 Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders serve in the United States military. In fact, the story of AAPIs in service has been seen at every turn: at the birth of our nation, during the Civil War, in both World Wars, and current-day conflicts.

As they have answered the call to duty, we must answer ours. How can we honor all heroes, past and present? Let’s provide care for our AAPI veterans— tending to our wounded warriors, providing quality health care, and addressing their unique needs.

The AARP Family would like to say thank you to those who served. We appreciate your sacrifice, courage, and service. AARP has a lot of ways to repay the dedication veterans have shown, and to support their families. Learn more

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