May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month (APAHM). First recognized in 1978, APAHM was established to honor the contributions, heritage, and traditions of Asian Americans and Pacific islanders, who are the fastest growing racial group in the nation. Celebrate APAHM with your family through these activities and enrich your knowledge of Asian American and Pacific heritage. History 1. Explore AAPI history: From helping build the first transcontinental railroad to protecting the nation during times of war, Asian Americans