April 2020, Volume 70, Issue 4
Though 2020 marks the 75th Annual NVC Memorial Day Service, the pandemic has forced our plans to change: the traditional in-person program has been cancelled. Instead, after discussions with NVC Commander Walt Tanimoto, NVC Foundation President David Fukuhara, and Lake View Cemetery Director George Nemeth, we have decided to utilize technology to conduct a Virtual Memorial Day Service on Monday, May 25, 2020.
Reprinted speech by Eric Saul, Historian, Museum Director that was presented during the William K. Nakamura and James K. Okubo Medal of Honor Commemorative Program, America at Its Best, March 25, 2001.
"Amidst all the challenges of our everchanging world, I am looking forward enthusiastically to the future of the NVC Foundation. We most recently capped the election of new officers and board members during the February General Meeting with a unanimous decision to approve the strong slate of NVC Foundation Officers and Board of Directors."
Captain Minami was scheduled to be our keynote speaker at this year’s Memorial Day Service until Covid-19 safety concerns forced cancellation of the service. Instead, we are offering a Virtual Memorial Day Service to be aired on social media on Monday, May 25, which will feature a taped address by Captain Minami.
Kelly Jinguji is the 2020 recipient of the NVC/WAC Scholarship. She is the daughter of Thomas and LeeAnn Jinguji. Kelly is the granddaughter of Shig and Faye Tanagi. She attended Liberty High School and is currently studying at the University of Washington.
Mari Okumoto is one of the 2020 recipients of a Shiro Kashino Memorial Scholarship. She is the daughter of Angela and Yuji Okumoto and the niece of Rian Ebesugawa. Mari attends Shorewood High School and plans to attend either USC or UW to major in Business Finance.