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Thu, July 02, 2015

Alaska’s Filipino community and the Fourth of July


The Fourth of July parade in Juneau has long been a huge event for the Filipino community! The group has often received awards for floats and enthusiastic show of patriotism. Pictured below is a float from 1958.

Caroline Jensen, ASL-P417-123, courtesy Alaska State Library

Caroline Jensen, ASL-P417-123, courtesy Alaska State Library

The Filipino community continues to figure largely in the annual parade. As you can see if the two photo below from the 2014 parade, the Filipino Dance group received 1st Place for Most Patriotic and 1st Place for Best Musical Group.

Courtesy Adele Hamey

Courtesy Adele Hamey

Courtesy Adele Hamey

Courtesy Adele Hamey