The NVN is a coalition of organizations and individuals dedicated to educating the nation on the Japanese American World War II experience. NVN led a national capaign in 2009 to award the Congressional Gold Medal to the 100th Infantry, 442nd RCT and MIS. NVN is consulting with the Congressional Gold Medal National Academic Advisory Council, a body organized for this project, which is scheduled for completion in 2016.
A grassroots organization dedicated to preserving, educating and sharing the story of World War II-era incarceration of Japanese Americans in order to deepen understanding of American history and inspire action for equality.
The Friends of Minidoka engages in and supports education, research and historic preservation of the WWII incarceration experience. We strive to pass on the history, legacy, and lessons of civil liberties through transforming and inspiring experiences for the general public and those with personal and familial ties to Minidoka.
The annual pilgrimage to the Minidoka National Historic Site in Idaho strives to honor the generations that were involuntarily sent to Minidoka by sharing stories of their imprisonment with the younger generation and others unfamiliar with the story so that in the future due process of the law will be demanded so no single group is targeted again.
Japanese American Living Legacy is committed to educating the general public about the roles of immigrant Japanese and Americans of Japanese ancestry in American history. Our goal is to use oral histories as the primary means to capture and convey the lives, experiences and memories of these people and to promote the education of all Americans by engaging the general public in community enrichment programs.
While the JACL’s founding mission was focused on protecting the civil rights of Americans of Japanese ancestry, today we are committed to protecting the rights of all segments of the Asian Pacific American community.
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