NVC Newsletter

October 2019, Volume 69, Issue 9

Speaker Series: Never Give Up! Minoru Yasui and the Fight for Justice

On Saturday, September 28, the NVC Foundation hosted a showing of the documentary, Never Give Up: Minoru Yasui and the Fight for Justice.  While introducing the film, Ken Mochizuki reminded us that Minoru Yasui was one of four Japanese Americans who fought the legality of the exclusion and forced detention during World War II.

Articles

NVC Sends Care Packages to the 122nd TPASE

“Big Thank You to the Nisei Veterans Committee for getting boots out to one of our own SSG Mike Tietjen. The NVC is better than our supply system getting boots out to Western AFG [Afghanistan], Herat and beating it by over a week. All the way from Seattle! Thank you for your support!”

All NVC and NVC Foundation Members: Come to Vision 2025

As a member of the NVC and/or the NVC Foundation, we cordially invite you to an important retreat scheduled for Saturday, November 9th, at the NVC Memorial Hall.  Please join the boards of the NVC and the NVC Foundation for this important gathering.

"The Falling and the Rising" features Chorus of Former Soldiers

This opera tells the story of a comatose soldier’s inner journey after she has suffered a roadside attack. As her consciousness traverses a coma-induced dreamscape, the audience serves as both companion and witness to her journey. Along the way, we share encounters with fellow service members, each one on the brink of a discovery of their own.

Veterans Day Keynote Speaker: SGM Jerry Walden

SGM Jerry Walden was born in Seoul, Korea in 1975 and enlisted in the Army in 1993. SGM Walden will be the keynote speaker at the Veterans Day program on November 10 at NVC Hall. SGM Walden has deployed numerous times to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom with the 100th BN 442 IN Regiment.

NVC Memorial Hall Museum

Explore the historic NVC Memorial Hall exhibits with a guided tour through the personal stories and displays honoring WWII Nisei Veterans, and experience the history of Japanese American Incarceration. The NVC Memorial Hall has served as a Japanese American community center since the 1950’s. It has always been thought to be a “living museum”, honoring the World War II Nisei Veterans.