NVC Newsletter

August 2018, Volume 68, Issue 7

NVCF Memorial Wall-Brick Installation 2018

After eight years, our Memorial Wall is nearing completion. The Wall has grown to become a very imposing image honoring the people who have been important to our community and nation.  Following the installation of 30 bricks on June 16th, we have only 35 Veteran and approximately 300 Internee brick spaces available.


Evergreen-Washelli Flag Placing at Nisei Veterans’ Graves

An NVC tradition continued Saturday, May 26th, at Evergreen-Washelli cemetery when Scouts and Cubs from the Seattle Betsuin Temple placed US flags at the 330 graves of our Nisei veterans.

Beyond Reconciliation Celebrate Japan-US Alliance & Honor Nisei Veterans

Beyond Reconciliation Celebrate Japan-US Alliance and Honor Nisei Veterans on Sunday, September 9th from 10:30 pm to 2:00 pm at the NVC Memorial Hall in Seattle.  This is the 6th year of celebrating this historical partnership with the NVC.  Free and open to the public with limited space.  Please register.


The NVC and NVC Foundation invites All members, family and friends to an End of Summer Gathering on Saturday, September 1st from 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm at Terry's Kitchen in Bellevue.  This event will take the place of the summer cookout.  The cost is only $10.00 per person, and children under 10 are free!  

NVC Hall Parking Lot Maintenance

Following the annual NVC Clean up, Keith Yamaguchi organized a crew to restripe the NVC Hall parking lot and repaint the parking curbs.  The old striping had become faded and confusing, so the volunteers covered the old stripes with black paint and restriped the parking lot. 

A Japanese Tradition Serves as an Educational Tool

History - Ema are small wooden plaques, common to Japan, on which Shinto and Buddhist worshippers write prayers or wishes. Ema are left hanging up at the shrine, where the kami (spirits or gods) are believed to receive them.  Our Ema Display is used today as a tool to gain insight from students who tour the NVC Hall.

September Speaker Series: "Backstory: Prisoners in Their Own Land"

The NVC Foundation Speaker Series presents Backstory: Prisoners in Their Own Land.  Guest speaker Lori Matsukawa will present the Emmy-winning KING 5 news series on the WWII Incarceration.  Join us on Saturday, September 29th from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the NVC Memorial Hall.