North American Chinese Coalition (NACC) and Chinese association of Greater Detroit (CAGD) will co-host the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII event taking place at Livonia Public Library Auditorium at 32777 5 Mile Rd, Livonia, MI 48154 on Saturday, December 12th, from 2:30 – 4:30 pm. Seating is limited, first come first serve.
The event will be comprised of two parts, a seminar and a choir concert. The seminar will be reviewing the history of Sino - US relations during WWII as well as discussing the future trend of the relationship and its importance to promoting world peace. The focus of the historical discussion will be on the legendary Flying Tigers, the United States Army Air Forces during World War II.
The keynote speaker will be William Chen, an iconic figure in Chinese American community. He is a retired Major General and the first Chinese American wearing 2-star rank in the US Army. As a Major General he commanded the U.S. Army Missile Command during Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm, the Army’s largest deployment and subsequent combat use of Army missiles in history.
Bill’s legend is only surpassed by his father, Moon Chen. After Pearl Harbor, Moon Chen joined the U.S. Army Air Forces and was assigned to the China Air Task Force and the 14th Air Force (Flying Tigers) under Gen. Claire L. Chennault. As a captain, he was Gen. Chennault’s liaison officer and personal representative to the Chinese Air Force. Attached please find a bio of General Chen and his father for your information.
This event is to bring healing and remembrance, to promote peace, justice, freedom, and democracy. It will not only honor the Chinese Americans for their great contribution to the United States of America, but also commemorate tremendous sacrifices Americans made for the peace in the world during the WWII. expected more than 200 people in attendance including government officials as well as community leaders from Michigan and other States.