Seal of the State of Nevada

WHEREAS, the earliest documented proof of Filipino presence in the continental United States was October 18, 1587, when the first Filipinos set foot in Morro Bay, California; and

WHEREAS, in 2009, U.S. Congress recognized October as Filipino American History Month in the United States to recognize and celebrate their rich culture and traditions the Filipino community have shared with our State and our nation; and

WHEREAS, Filipinos make up 15% of the immigrant population in Nevada, the second largest immigrant population in our State; and

WHEREAS, Filipino Americans have made and continue to make immeasurable contributions to Nevada and our nation, setting examples as model citizens, savvy business owners and public servants; and

WHEREAS, Filipino Americans have been working to protect our freedom while serving in the military and have been putting their lives on the line as healthcare professionals fighting against the COVID-19 pandemic; and

WHEREAS, the 2021 national theme for Filipino American History Month is '50 Years Since the First Young Filipino People's Far West Convention', celebrating the 300 young Filipino American people who first gathered in Seattle in 1971 for the Filipino Far West Convention and commemorating 50 years of youth empowerment and organization throughout Filipino American history; and

WHEREAS, the State of Nevada joins the Filipino American community in celebrating their important contributions to our State and our nation;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, STEVE SISOLAK, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim

FILIPINO AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH IN NEVADA

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Nevada to be affixed at the State Capitol in Carson City, this 29th day of September, 2021

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