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442 RCT's 74th Anniversary Banquet



Sunday, March 26, 2017          Sheraton Waikiki, Honolulu Hawaii

The 442nd Veterans Club celebrated the 74th anniversary of the formation of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team today. 500 friends and family members, including 40 veterans of the famed unit, attended the luncheon. This year's theme was "Preserving our Legacy - With Aloha". The late Senator Inouye's son, Ken, was the emcee for the program. Mayor Caldwell presented a proclaimation to the 442. Governor Ige...

442 Monument at Hill 555, Bruyeres, France



In 1947, the grateful, but still ravaged City of Bruyères, France, built near Hill 555 a simple stone monument in honor of the Americans of Japanese descent who in October 1944, liberated their city from the German invaders. This historically important monument is now showing the effects of its age, exposure to the weather and occasional vandalism. It is this monument that interested parties seek to renew in the memory of all those who sacrificed in this heroic effort...

2017 Honolulu Festival Expo




March 11 - 12, 2017  Hawaii Convention Center

The Nisei Veterans Legacy paricipated in this year's Honolulu Festival with a display about the 100th Infantry Battalion, 442nd RCT, MIS and 1399th Engineer Construction Battalion. The sponsoring organization was the Hawaii Senior Life Enrichment Association (HISLEA), whose primarily mission is to promote mutual friendship between Japan and Hawaii. The HISLEA will be supporting the NVLC's traveling exhibit...

Nisei Veterans Legacy Fundraising Event




Nisei Veterans Legacy Fundraising Event: “Preserving the Past, Inspiring the Future”


Pomaikai Ballroom Dole Cannery

Iwilei, Honolulu, Hawaii


Approximately 200 friends and supporters of the NVLC organization attended the annual fundraising event. Among the honorees were several Nisei veterans of the 442nd RCT and MIS, including former Governor George Ariyoshi, who also gave the keynote speech. Steve Uyehara and Liz Chun...

MIS Veterans Annual Luncheon


Sunday, February 26, 2017, Natsunoya Tea House, Honolulu, Hawaii


Approximately 70 MIS veterans, family members and friends gathered for their annual club luncheon today. 

The lucheon featured Japanese food, lots of door prizes and a time for family members to recognize the vetarans.

The Consul General of Japan, Yasushi Misawa, addressed the group as the keynote speaker.

The 2017 Officers of the MIS Veterans Club include:

President George Arine
First Vice President Sherman Takao
Second Vice President Glen Arakaki

NVLC Fundraiser Event



Please join us for the first annual Nisei Veterans Legacy fundraiser:

Preserving the Past, Inspiring the Future


RSVP Deadline is February 20, 2017!


Nisei Veterans Honored at 75th


Monday, December 5, 2016 - Hawaii Convention Center.

The Nisei veterans were honored as part of the week long commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attach. which launched the US into World War II. The theme of the luncheon was "Fighting Two Wars, AJA Veterans Tribute". Over 800 people gathered to recognize the Nisei veterans for their role in the War, including approximately 165 veterans of the 100th, 442nd RCT, amd MIS. Fellow WWII veterans from the Mainland also attended the event. During the program, remarks were presented by Governor Ige and former Governor...

Hawaii Nisei Exhibit Opens


Honolulu, Hawaii. The NVLC's permanent exhibit titled, "Hawaii Nisei Veterans", opened at the Honolulu International Airport today. The dedication ceremony was attended by veterans, dignitaries, family and friends. Among the veterans present were Kenji Ego and Robert Kishnami of the 442nd RCT and former governor Ariyoshi and Herbert Yanamura of the MIS. NVLC's President Deguchi stated, "this exhbit is part of our ongoing commitment to promote the incredible story of the veterans." It highlights the legacy of all four Nisei units. A comprehensive timeline of dates and images tells the...

11th Annual Joint Memorial Service


Sunday, September 25, 2016. The 11th Annual Joint Memorial Service was held today at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl), Honolulu, Hawaii. A crowd of 400 including veterans, friends and family members, gathered to pay tribute to the all those who served in the 100th Infantry Battalion, 442nd Regimental Combat Team, Military Intelligence Service and 1399th Engineer Construction Battalion. This year's theme, "Honoring the Past, Inspiring the Future"',  coincides with the upcoming commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. The keynote speech...

Pearl Harbor Commemoration will Honor AJA Veterans


All World War II Nisei veterans are invited to attend “Fighting Two Wars: AJA Veterans Tribute,” a mid-day banquet on Monday, December 5, at the Hawaii Convention Center Ballroom.


Each veteran and at least one guest or companion can attend free of charge, but registration will be required. Veterans may sign up with their respective clubs. Discount tickets will be available for other friends and relatives of the veterans.


The luncheon will honor Americans of Japanese ancestry who served the United States in World War II with the 100th Infantry...