NVC Newsletter

March 2010, Volume 60, Issue 3

Day of Remembrance in Olympia

February 19th, 2010, the NVC color guard, chaplain and membership trekked to Olympia for the annual observance of the Day of Remembrance by Washington State’s members of the House. The NVC Color Guard, made up of Dale Kaku, Keith Yamaguchi, Tosh Tokunaga, Frank Shinoda and Tom Ohtani, marched onto the House floor in precision to open the session.


NVC Announces Scholarship Awards for 2010

Congratulations to the three outstanding recipients of this year’s NVC Scholarship Program. The scholarships were awarded at the 65th annual NVC Installation Luncheon held on March 20, 2010 at the Rainier Golf and Country Club.

8th Graders Riveted by Guest Speaker Tom Kometani

My 8th Grade Humanities classes had the distinct privilege of watching history come alive by way of Tom Kometani’s visit to our classroom on Monday, February 8th. We had been studying Asian immigration into the Northwest...

Japanese Reporters Interview MIS Veterans at NVC

The NVC was contacted by the Director of the International Visitor Program at the World Affairs Council in Seattle to arrange a meeting with two Japanese journalists and an Interpreter recently. They came with the purpose of sharing the Nisei Veterans experiences in the U.S. Military...

NVC Speakers Series: Frank Shinoda

The NVC Speakers Series welcomed Frank Shinoda, who told us about the three generations of military service in his family: a grandfather in the U.S. Navy, his father in the U.S. Military Intelligence Service and Frank himself in the U.S. army.

"KODOMO NO TAMW NI" ("For The Children")

Editor’s Note: The following letter was addressed to Senator Barbara Boxer in support of awarding the Congressional Gold Medal to the 442nd RCT. It was written by the daughters of Sgt William Hardwick, a member of the Texas “Lost Battalion”.

2010 Mark Yamane Military Scholarship Recipients

The Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee annually awards the Mark Yamane Military Scholarship to help men and women of Japanese ancestry serving in the military to further their education.

The Battle of Okinawa

The Ken Burns documentary on WWII failed to carry any reference to MIS. The History Channel epic 10-part documentary on WWII also did not have a word about the MIS. At long last PBS is doing a documentary on the Battle of Okinawa, and they wish to feature MISers.

Veterans Cemetery Marker Cleaning Day - A Volunteer Opportunity to Honor Our Veterans

The Veterans Memorial Cemetery and Evergreen Washelli invite you to preserve a part of history. The Veterans Memorial Cemetery stands as a tribute to our nation’s fallen heroes. This tribute needs your help.