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Mar 27 2021
Asian-American Veteran Lee Wong Bares Scar: I'M GONNA SHOW YOU WHAT PATRIOTISM ... LOOKS LIKE Comments (0)

Lee-wong-asian-hate-crimes-ohio-military-veteran-patriotism-boycultureWe are witnessing a long-overdue reckoning regarding anti-Asian sentiment. (Images via video stills)

Lee Wong, a West Chester, Ohio, elected official, captivated a town hall meeting by standing up and revealing a scar across his chest, saying he had received it during his military service.

In a discussion about anti-Asian hate crimes, he said:

I'm 69 years old, and I'm gonna show you what patriotism ... looks like. Here is my proof. Huh? This is sustained through my service in the U.S. military. Now, is this “patriot” enough? I'm not ashamed to walk around anymore. Before, I was fairly inhibited. People looked at me strange, and they questioned my loyalty to this country — I don't look “American” enough. Now, the last I read, the U.S. Constitution's “we the people” — we are all the same, we are equal, not this, “You are more superior, you are not.”

Watch his powerful statement: