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2019 JMS Keynote Speech

09/29/2019

Hundreds gathered at The National Cemetery of the Pacific for the 14th annual Joint Memorial Service honoring the AJA soldiers of World War II.

From left: Shinye Gima (MIS), Yoshiko and 442nd RCT veteran Robert Kishinami, Flint Yonashiro (442nd RCT), Kenji Ego (442nd RCT), Roy Fujii (442nd RCT), Mitsuo Honda (442nd RCT), Richard Murashige (442nd RCT), former Gov. George Ariyoshi, (MIS), Masaharu Saito (100th Btn.), Yoshinobu Oshiro (MIS), Jack Nakamura (100th Btn.), Kazuto Shimizu (...

Nisei Veterans Joint Memorial Service

08/08/2019

The 14th Annual Joint Memorial Service, which honors those who served in the 100th Infantry Battalion, 442nd Regimental Combat Team, Military Inteligence, and 1399th Engineering Battalion during World War II will be held on Sunday, September 29, 2019.

The public is welcome to attend.

 

 

Undying Devotion

07/15/2019

Undying Devotion is a video created by 15 year old Mathew Oh, son of COL (USA) Paul and Sarah Oh, for the National History Day Contest. Matthew won 1st place in the State of Pennsylvania. He did the research and interviews; wrote and narrated the script; produced the graphics; arranged, played and recorded the music in the background.  An amazing piece of history on the Japanese internment and the Nisei who served in World War II. Mathew starts high school in the fall...

Hawaii Tourism Japan (HTJ) Recognizes NVL

05/03/2019

On May 3, 2019 Hawaii Tourism Japan made a donation to the Nisei Veterans Legacy as part of their Aloha Program educational program. The donations are made to non-profit organizations in Hawaii involved with educational, cultural and sustainability efforts. NVL reps receiving the award were Byrnes Yamashita, Education Committee Chair (left) and Lynn Heirakuji, Vice President (second from left). HTJ Vice President Mitsue Varley is on the right....

National Go For Broke Day

04/05/2019

Every year, April 5 is celebrated as National "Go For Broke" Day. The saying, which means “all in” or “wager everything” is the motto the Army’s 442nd Regimental Combat Team, the most decorated unit in US military history for its size and length of service.

HSLEA Golf Tournament

12/26/2018

December 26, 2018    Pearl Country Club, Pearl City, Hawaii

The Hawaii Senior Life Enrichment Association (HSLEA) sponsored a charity golf tournamnet to help support the mission of the Nisei Veterans Legacy.

 

The fun filled event ended with a dinner and awards ceremony. The NVL is very thankful for the donation received from the HSLEA and presented...

Presentation to the Rouren Group

12/18/2018

Byrnes Yamashita made a presentation on the Nisei Soldiers to the Rouren Group from Japan at Natsunoya Teahouse on December 18, 2018. The Rouren Group are NHK staff members that are studying World War II. They also visited the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii and the 100th Infantry Battalion clubhouse during their visit.

 

Hawaii Nikkei Legacy Exhibit Opens in Kona

11/01/2018

Opening ceremony for the Hawaii Nikkei Legacy Exhibit showing in Kona was held on November 1, 2019.

2018 Joint Memorial Service

09/30/2018

The 13th annual Joint Memorial Service sponsored by the Nisei Veterans Legacy (NVL) was held on Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018 at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl. Attendees at this event included veterans from the 100th Infantry Battalion, the 442nd RCT and the Military Intelligence Service, Gov. David Ige, ADM Philip Davidson (Commander, US Indo-Pacific Command), Lt. Gov. Doug Chin, Mayor Kirk Caldwell and Consul General Koichi Ito.

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