December 18, 2012
For Immediate Release
WASHINGTON DC –FAPAC expresses sorrow at the passing of a giant and a great friend – Senator Daniel Inouye. Senator Inouye has dedicated his life defending our country, earning a Medal of Honor as a World War II veteran and was one of our most effective spokesmen for our community, served as the Senator from Hawaii for 50 years. He was a member of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus.
President Kin Wong recalled his last meeting with the senator and his wife at the reception of the Committee of 100 earlier this year where he briefed the senator on the work of FAPAC. He told the senator on the joint letter to Secretary Panetta and the initiative for a special Plenary on Hazing in the Military at the National Leadership Training Program to be held on May 6-10, 2013 at the Long Beach Hilton. He expressed his support on FAPAC and its continued effort on behalf of the Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the federal government.
Established in 1985, FAPAC is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that promotes equal opportunity and cultural diversity among the 155,000 civilian and military AAPI employees in the Federal and District of Columbia governments of all ranks, including GS and SES employees and managers. FAPAC carries out its mission through activities in conjunctions to the observance of the Heritage Month, held during the month of May each year, and through its education, Military and Civilian Award programs. For more information, please visit www.fapac.org