NVC Newsletter

April 2010, Volume 60, Issue 4

NVC/NVC Foundation Host 65th Installation Banquet

On March 20th, the Rainier Golf & Country Club welcomed guests for the 65th Annual Nisei Veterans Committee and Foundation Installation Banquet. With his many years of experience, Robert Kiga returned as the Master of Ceremonies. The program featured the honorable King County Executive Dow Constantine as the guest speaker...


New Parking Permits Required for NVC Memorial Hall

Starting May 1, 2010, ALL cars using the parking lot at the NVC Memorial Hall will be REQUIRED to have an NVC Parking Permit on your windshield. Cars without a permit could be towed!

Sam Mitsui Addresses Military Officers Association of America

A luncheon group of over 30 members and guests of the Mount Rainier Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) gathered at Patriots Landing in DuPont, WA on Sunday, March 21, 2010, to hear WW II veteran Sam Mitsui.

Speakers Series with Reynold "Smiley" Muranaka

The March 27 NVC Speakers Series featured Reynold Muranaka, Major USA (Ret.) a 91 year old gentleman who is as spry and intellectually alert as a person of half his age. He had just completed writing his memoirs about his wartime experiences...

Washington State Legislature Approves Internment Camp Degrees

As a follow up to a Day of Remembrance article that appeared in the March, 2010 NVC Newsletter, I found myself compelled to submit an article regarding the passage of the Internment Camp Degrees bill. I hope my thoughts provide some measure of emotional and historical support to those students and others that shared their plight...

William Kenzo Nakamura Relatives Visit Seattle

On March 8, I had the honor of touring the Nakamura Federal Courthouse with relatives of William Kenzo Nakamura. They came to Seattle to close the estate of Fujie Nakamura, widow of George, the brother of William Nakamura...

Yamane Military Scholarship Essay

The Seattle NVC awards the Mark Yamane Military Scholarship to help men and women of Japanese ancestry serving in the military to further their education. Captain Mark C. Lee is the 2010 Yamane Military Scholarship recipient. Here is his essay on the Nisei Veterans Legacy.