Under One Flag is a bold new online exhibition designed by Night Kitchen Interactive for the Filipino Veterans Recognition and Education Project (FilVetREP). The exhibition explores the untold story of two nations—the United States and the Philippines—fighting together under the U.S. flag during WWII. It examines America's broken promise to these veterans and their decades-long quest for benefits and recognition denied them.
Across a century of history, Under One Flag features first-hand accounts of living veterans, historians, and community advocates. It showcases archival photographs, films, and historical documents preserved as the wartime generation passes from the scene. It aims to recognize these men and women for their service and to prompt all Americans to recognize these events as part of our shared history. And it seeks to empower a new generation of young people to reflect on what we owe our country, and how we can ensure America fulfills its promises in the future.
The Under One Flag online exhibition is part of Duty To Country (dutytocountry.org), an online education project about Filipino and American Veterans. In consultation with veterans, history scholars, and activists, Night Kitchen completed an short film, an Oral History Project, and an Online Exhibition. A 'For Educators' curriculum resource for educators and students is scheduled for 2021. Both the Smithsonian National Museum of American History and the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center continue to consult on the project.