Los Angeles – On 09 April 2015, Consul General Leo Herrera-Lim attended the 73rdAnniversary of the Fall of Bataan (Day of Valor) also known as “Araw ng Kagitingan” organized by the Filipino Veterans Foundation held at the Bob Hope Patriotic Hall, led by its Executive Director Dr. Jenny Batongmalaque.
In his remarks, Consul General Leo Herrera-Lim acknowledged the important role of Filipino American WW II Veterans and American Veterans who courageously fought side-by-side, until the Fall of Bataan. Consul General Herrera-Lim promised the Veterans that he JOINS them as they struggle for full recognition from the U.S. Veterans Office for benefits due them.
LA County Supervisor Hilda Solis, in her remarks praised the WW II Veterans in the significant role to protect and serve the COUNTRY . She said she will support and ASSIST the Veterans in their claims for their Benefits from the U.S. Veterans Office.