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President Jimmy Carter designated
the annual celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Week, in October
1978. Twelve years later, President George H. W. Bush signed an extension designating May 1990 as the first AAPI Heritage
Month, May 7, 1990, changing
the observance from a week to a month.
130509-M-ZZ999-003.JPG Photo By: courtesy photo

May 9, 2013
MCAS BEAUFORT SC - President Jimmy Carter designated the annual celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Week, in October 1978. Twelve years later, President George H. W. Bush signed an extension designating May 1990 as the first AAPI Heritage Month, May 7, 1990, changing the observance from a week to a month.


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