NVC Newsletter

May 2018, Volume 68, Issue 5

NVC Annual Cleanup

Our annual NVC cleanup, organized by Terry Yaplee, was attended by 30 energetic workers during a warm and sunny Saturday.  The majority of the workers cleaned and maintained the landscaping and Memorial Wall, but the Kitchen, Lefty’s room, gym and hallway also received their annual cleaning. 


Speaker Series: Don Tokunaga, Former FBI Special Agent

Emily Ko reports on the April Speaker Series guest speaker Don Tokunaga and his accomplishments as the second Japanese American FBI Special Agent who served for more than 50 years. 

Congressional Gold Medal for Filipino WW ll Vets is an Honor “75 Years in the Making”

A ceremony was held at the US Capitol in Washington D.C. awarding the Congressional Gold Medal to the Filipino and American Filipino War II Vets.  With only a handful of surviving Filipino War ll Vets left in Washington state, surviving spouses, family and friends gathered at the Renton Pavilion on April 15th for a reception and award ceremony.

Seattle JACL Chapter's Scholarship/Past Presidents Luncheon at NVC Hall

On Saturday, April 21st, the Seattle JACL celebrated its past and future at the annual Chapter Scholarship/Past Presidents Luncheon at the NVC Clubhouse.  JACL honors the legacy of those for whom the scholarships were endowed and, also the work of past Presidents...

How “Aloha Sakura” Came to Be ...

Reprinted from the Military Intelligence Service Veterans Club of Hawaii Newsletter, Vol. 24, No. 2, May 2018.  Nisei soldier, Fujiio Takaki is credited with donating a hundred sakura saplings to the people of Maizuru as an expression of peace and friendship after WWII. 

Vietnam War Memorial Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

All American, South Vietnamese, and Allied veterans, their families, friends, and supporters are invited to join the American-Vietnamese War Memorial Alliance and the City of Auburn in celebrating completion of the Vietnam War memorial on June 16th in Auburn, Washington. 

New Exhibit Opens -- Genji Mihara: An Issei Pioneer

An Issei Pioneer, JCCCW’s feature exhibit on the life of Issei (first-generation Japanese immigrant) leader Genji Mihara (1890-1982) opened to the public on May 21, 2018.  The exhibit is part of a larger biographical project on the long and distinguished life of Genji Mihara, who immigrated to Seattle in 1907.