NVC Newsletter

March 2018, Volume 68, Issue 3

Speaker Series: Shane Sato - The Go for Broke Spirit, Portraits of Courage

February’s NVCF Speaker Series featured Shane Sato, who spoke about his book, The Go For Broke Spirit, Portraits of Courage. This stunning book showcases photographs and short stories of 81 World War II veterans, including many from the Seattle area.

Articles

International Holocaust Remembrance Day

On January 27, 2018, the Holocaust Center for Humanity produced an International Holocaust Remembrance Day program, Victims to Soldiers: Ritchie Boys & Nisei Veterans, at the Museum of Flight in Seattle.

The General's Messenger

Reprinted from the Sons & Daughters of the 442nd RCT website.  It was published on July 4, 2014.  Read about Army soldier Milton Kaneshiro from Kalihi, Hawaii, a Sansei who visits with a Four-Star General.

SPC Mark Yamane Honored at USO Northwest SeaTac Center

The Nisei Veterans Committee (NVC) honored Specialist (SPC) Mark Yamane at the United Service Organization Northwest  SeaTac International Airport Center.  SPC Yamane’s photo is the last in the line of 64 KIA’s the NVC honors at the Nisei Veterans Memorial Hall.

GiveBIG to NVC Foundation!

GiveBIG Seattle is a one-day online giving event to raise funds for nonprofit organizations serving Greater Seattle including the NVC Foundation.  The GiveBig For All event starts Wednesday, May 9th from midnight to midnight. 

NVC/WAC Scholarship Awarded to Emily Ko

Congratulations to Emily Ko, who has been awarded the NVC/WAC Scholarship.  She is the daughter of Tina and Jeffrey Ko and the granddaughter of NVC member, James Zumoto.  Emily attends Issaquah High School.

2018 High School & College Student

Go For Broke National Education Center supports the legacy of Japanese American World War II veterans, who served their country at a time when the United States denied their civil rights. Join us in advocating for civil liberties and equality, the cornerstone of the American experience, by entering our 2018 contest.

John's Old Man's Dream

Going Home Again... A poem written by NVC Member John Fujinari - a WWII veteran who served with the 101st Airborne.  He currently resides in Bainbridge Island.