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Hawaii's Nisei Soldiers: Their Legacy Continues

10/19/2021

The Nisei Veterans Legacy live streamed this educational program on 7/24/21. The program celebrates the contributions of Nisei Soldiers, their ganbari spirit, and their lasting contributions after the war to help rebuild Japan and transform Hawaiʻi into a more equitable society.

Watch the Go For Broke Soldiers Postage Stamp Unveiling

06/04/2021

After many long years of persistent and hard work, we are only days away from a US Postage stamp honoring the Nisei soldiers of WWII. Letters and packages from every post office across America can proudly display the Nisei, who despite destructive racism and imprisonment of families without a judge, jury, and trial, put their lives on the line to defend the freedom and liberty of all Americans.

Facing the Mountain

05/11/2021

Join Densho on May 11 for the official book launch of Facing the Mountain, a new book about WWII Japanese American incarceration and the 442nd RCT by Daniel James Brown, NY Times bestselling author of The Boys in the Boat.

Join the Go For Broke Stamp Nationwide Dedications

06/03/2021

The USPS has announced that the official release date of the Go For Broke Japanese American Soldiers of World War II Forever Stamp is Thursday, June 3rd, 2021.

Go For Broke Soldiers US Postage Stamp

01/04/2021

At long last, through the Ganbari of a dedicated group of volunteers and support of local, state, and national organizations and lawmakers, the US Postal Service is issuing a postage stamp honoring the Nisei Soldiers of World War II.  Read the amazing story of how, in these divisive times, the Nisei were again the catalyst that united Americans to achieve this noble goal. 

Veterans Day TV Special

11/11/2020

On 11 Nov, at 6:30 pm Hawaii time, the Nisei Veterans Memorial Service will be presented on KIKU TV. The program features Gov. George Ariyoshi; Major General Suzanne Vares-Lum; Jon Teraizumi, grandson of Nisei veteran Makoto Kunimune; and more.  Musical performances by Sandy Tsukiyama, daughter of Nisei veteran Ted Tsukiyama, and Alan Miyamura. With military honors conducted by the 100th Battalion 442d Infantry Regiment.

Nisei Veterans Memorial Service 2020

09/27/2020

The Nisei Veterans Legacy is proud to bring you a 30 minute video of the 15th Annual Nisei Veterans Memorial Service (formerly called the Joint Memorial Service).  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Service which is traditionally held at Punchbowl Cemetery (National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific), has been re-invented as a video.  It will be aired on Olelo (channel 53) on the following days and times:

Soldiering On

08/11/2020

The Honolulu Magazine featured the stories of 17 World War II Nisei Veterans in a December 2019 article called, “Soldiering On.”  Veterans from the 100th Infantry Battalion, 442nd Regimental Combat Team, and Military Intelligence Service shared their memories of what they did after they returned to Hawaii from the war zone.

Day of Affirmation

07/15/2020

On July 15, 1946, at 12 noon, the Nation paid tribute to the Nisei soldiers of the 100/442 Regimental Combat Team.  President Harry Truman, at a ceremony on the Ellipse, the south lawn of the White House, presented the Regiment with its seventh Presidential Unit Citation. He praised them for fighting and winning both the battle against the enemy in Europe and the battle at home against racial prejudice, urging them to keep up the fight for racial equality.

NVMC hosts “An Afternoon with the Author”

07/18/2020

The Nisei Veterans Memorial Center (NVMC) in Maui announced its “An Afternoon with the Author” series.  The series will be conducted monthly via ZOOM teleconferencing starting July 18, 2020, at 1:30 pm, with award-winning author Julie Checkoway who wrote, “The Three Year Swim Club”.  (https://juliecheckoway.com/book/

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