The 13th Annual Joint Memorial Service (JMS), honoring Japanese American Soldiers in World War II, will be held at 9:30 am on Sunday, September 30, 2018 at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. The theme for this celebration is: “Remembering their sacrifice by challenging ourselves.” Tom Coffman, author of books on the history and political development of Hawai’i, will be our keynote speaker.
June 26, 2018 U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters, Honolulu
The US Coast Guard District 14 invited the NVL to speak about the WWII Nisei soldier story as part of its leadership and diversity initiative. Lynn Heirakuji, VP and Board Member, gave a presentation at an All Hands meeting on June 26, 2018, to a mostly military member audience. For many, it was their first time to hear about the Nisei soldiers. Lynn’s presentation covered the initial immigration of Japanese...
The Nisei Veterans Legacy (NVL) hosted ten high school students from the Tohoku region in Japan on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at the 100th Infantry Battalion clubhouse. The students are all orphans from the 2011 earthquake and tsunami disaster and are referred to as the Rainbow Kids.
Hawaii Convention Center, Honolulu, Hawaii
2018 Honolulu Festival, March 9th to 11th.
The Nisei Veterans Legacy and the Consulate General of Japan in Honolulu are co-sponsoring a tour of the State of Hawai`i in 2018 as part of
the 150th anniversary celebration of the initial Japanese migration to Hawaii. These first Japanese immigrants are referred to as the Gannenmono.