Pvt. Danny Chen, the Chinese American U.S. soldier who was found dead in October 2011 after enduring intolerable racial hazing and harassment from fellow soldiers while serving in Afghanistan, will be memorialized at an event this weekend in New York's Chinatown.
A section of Elizabeth Street, between Canal and Bayard, will be co-named "Pvt. Danny Chen Way." The city council approved the re-naming last December. The street unveiling, preceded by a breakfast reception and march sponsored by OCA-NY and other community organizations, will take place on Saturday, May 17.
Here are some more details about the unveiling:
"PVT. DANNY CHEN WAY"
TOGETHER WE MAKE HIS LEGACY STAY
COME COMMEMORATE THIS DAY
MAY 17, 2014
143 BAXTER ST.
10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. : BREAKFAST RECEPTION
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. : PROGRAM
12:00 p.m. – 12:20 p.m. : MARCH TO ELIZABETH & CANAL
12:30 p.m. : UNVEILING OF “PVT. DANNY CHEN WAY”
( AT ELIZABETH & CANAL STS. )
SPONSORED BY: OCA-NY ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN ADVOCATES
R.S.V.P. email: email@example.com
Honorary Co-Hosts: Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (member of Senate Armed Services Committee), Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez, State Senator Daniel Squadron, City Councilwoman Margaret Chin
For further information, refer to the flyer above, or check updates on the OCA-NY Facebook page.