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.
Tom Coffman delivered the keynote speech at the 2018 Joint Memorial Service. His work in book and documentary film is about the social and political development of Hawaii in context of the Pacific Rim. He was chief political reporter of the Honolulu Star Bulletin (1968-73) and thereafter an independent writer and producer. Coffman's Catch a Wave, about contemporary Hawaii politics, sold out five thousand copies in a week and went through five printings...
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...