Rendon to Host Display of “Flying Tigers” Artifacts at Capitol

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Exhibit Will Be Displayed In Capitol Rotunda from April 21 to May 1

Exhibit Will Be Displayed In Capitol Rotunda from April 21 to May 1

Sacramento, CA – Assemblyman Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood), along with the Asian Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus, will host a reception and display of artifacts of the “Flying Tigers” on Monday, April 20.

Following the reception, the artifacts will be displayed at the second floor rotunda of the Capitol from April 21 to May 1.

Known formally as the 1st American Volunteer Group of the Chinese Air Force, the “Flying Tigers” were a group of pilots from the U.S. Army, Navy and Marine Corps who defended China in World War II. The shark-faced nose art of the Flying Tigers remains among the most recognizable images of any World War II combat units.

What: Reception honoring “Flying Tigers” Capitol exhibit

When: Monday, April 20, 2015, upon conclusion of Assembly session (approximately 1:30 pm)

Where: State Capitol, Room 317

Who: Assemblyman Anthony Rendon
Pedro Chan, exhibit presenter
Members of the California State Assembly and Senate

Attachment: Photo gallery of Flying Tigers

Assemblyman Anthony Rendon is serving in his second term representing the 63rd Assembly District, which includes the cities and communities of Bell, Cudahy, Hawaiian Gardens, Lakewood, North Long Beach, Lynwood, Maywood, Paramount, and South Gate. Rendon is chair of the Assembly Committee on Utilities and Commerce and serves on the following committees: Water, Parks and Wildlife; Natural Resources; Public Employees, Retirement and Social Security; and Appropriations.