May 23 until May 30, 1999 Taiwanese Americans celebrate
"Taiwanese American Heritage Week."
3 President Clinton wrote to all Taiwanese Americans observing
the last week of May 1999 as Taiwanese American Heritage
greetings to all observing Taiwanese American Heritage week."
has been continually renewed and enriched by the many different
people who choose to come here and become our fellow citizens.
Each brings a part of his or her own heritage, which over
time becomes part of our common heritage.
seek to become a more united people, we must not forget
our roots, for they remind us of who we are and of what
we have to share with others. Americans of Taiwan descent
can be proud of their roots and of their vital role in the
continued growth of our nation. From business to the arts,
from government to academia, they have strengthened our
nation and enriched our cultural heritage."
observance offers us an opportunity to learn more about
the outstanding contributions that men and women from Taiwan
have made to our nation and the world. During this special
week, let us all remember to cherish the diversity that
is America's greatest strength and to celebrate the spirit
of community that binds us together as one nation."
the endorsing Taiwanese American organizations are:
Association for Public Affairs (FAPA)
Professor Chen Wen-Chen's Memorial Foundation
Formosan Association for Human Rights
North America Hakka Association
Taiwanese American Citizen League
North American Taiwanese Women's Association (NATWA)
North American Taiwanese Professors Association (NATPA)
North American Taiwanese Medical Association (NATMA)
Taiwanese American Association (TAA)
Taiwan Hakka Association for Public Affairs in North America
Wang Kang-lu Memorial Foundation
World United Federation for Independence