NVC Newsletter

June 2018, Volume 68, Issue 6

The 73rd Annual Nisei Veterans Committee and NVC Foundation Memorial Day Service

The morning was crisp, clear, and sunny as dedicated volunteers and Lake View cemetery staff came early to prepare the manicured grounds for the 73rd Annual Nisei Veterans Committee and NVC Foundation Memorial Day Service - a community tribute honoring those Japanese Americans who lost their lives serving our country and defending our freedoms as citizens of the United States of America. A very meaningful remembrance of the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice – their life.

Articles

Memorial Day Program - Thank You to all our Volunteers!

The Nisei Veterans Committee and NVC Foundation wish to gratefully thank all who volunteered to participate in our 73rd Annual Memorial Day Service on Monday, May 28, 2018.

Another Fun, Successful Chow Mein Fundraiser

...No wonder the Chow Mein fundraiser was another success this year. For one glorious day each June, the NVC transforms itself into one of the best drive-through, sit-down restaurants in this restaurant-crazy town...

Chow Mein Dinner Bake Sale

The highlight of this year’s bake sale was that our hardworking pie bakers made a record breaking 167 apple pies, and they all turned out perfect!  We netted $3,500 with all proceeds going toward the NVC/NVCF Scholarship Funds!

Speaker Series: Ryan Yamamoto on the Tommy Kono Story

Tommy Kono won two Olympic gold medals in weightlifting in 1952 and 1956, and a silver in 1960. He was also the gold medalist in six World Championships from 1953 through 1959 and won the "Mr. World" and "Mr. Universe" bodybuilding titles from 1954 through 1961.

Major General Tracy Garrett, USMC (Ret,) Memorial Day Speech

My sincere thanks to the Nisei Veterans’ Committee, especially Commander Walt Tanimoto and the Memorial Day Chairman Bob Kiga, for asking me to join you today.  I am honored to be here with you in the shadow of the Nisei Veterans’ Memorial at historic Lake View Cemetery on this solemn occasion...

JAVA Announces Scholarship Winners: Continuing the Legacy

Washington, DC. The Japanese American Veterans Association (JAVA) announced the winners of the annual scholarship award program for 2018.   Outstanding students from around the world applied for the scholarships.

FREE First Aid Training in Chinatown/ID and Little Saigon

The International District Emergency Center (IDEC) is sponsoring free First Aid training to community residents, businesses, organizations and volunteers in the Chinatown/International District and Little Saigon neighborhoods.