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June 2017, Volume 67, Issue 6

72st Annual NVC / NVCF Memorial Day Service

With gray skies and crisp temperatures looming, the set-up crew prepared for the 72nd Annual NVC Memorial Day Service on May 29, 2017. One by one, friends, family, elected officials, military leaders, and community representatives gathered at Lake View Cemetery to participate and pay tribute to all service men and women, and particularly those from our community - those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our great nation!


2017 NVC Memorial Service Reflection - Luke 5:4

NVC Chaplain Kerry Kaino reflects on the Gospel of Luke in honor of the Nisei veterans who fought for their country when their country was not fighting for them, and so many were fighting against them. 

2017 Chow Mein Dinner

After a very wet spring, it was great to have warm, dry weather for our annual NVC Chow Mein dinner on Sunday, June 11th.  The event was again very successful thanks to our supporters who purchased the dinner and raffle tickets.

NVC Foundation Education Committee Report

The NVCF Education Committee Chair reports on a busy year for hall exhibit and Memorial Wall tours.  In addition, several requests for speakers from non-education groups.  The year highlight was the Kip Tokuda Education Grant that funded a teacher workshop.

Speaker Series: Frank Sato - Federal Government Experience

May’s Speaker Series featured Frank S. Sato, a government official who held many different positions within the Reagan and Carter Administrations, respectively. He held a career in U.S. government and auditing, then moved on to activism supporting the Japanese-American community.

A Day of Honor

On Saturday, May 27, 2017, The Washington State Command Council of the National Association for Black Veterans (NABVETS) held a “Day of Honor” to recognize and pay tribute to all Asian American and Pacific Islander Veterans...

Spit & Polish Event in Little Tokyo

Today, May 13th, my friends and I had an opportunity to represent the Yonsei Basketball Association at the annual 2017 Spring Spit & Polish event in Little Tokyo...We were there to provide a community service to the JACCC by cleaning the Memorial Court...

Seattle Channel wins Emmy Award for Film Short on Frank Nishimura

Seattle Channel is the recipient of a Northwest Regional Emmy Award for the editing of an animated short film about a local World War II veteran.  The winning feature, An American Hero: Frank Nishimura, tells the story of Frank Nishimura, a Japanese-American World War II veteran.

Memorial Day Speech: Soldiers for Life

NVC Memorial Day speech by Lt. General Gary Volesky presented at Lake View Cemetery.  We remember and honor the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our great nation.