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Comcast to Sponsor National Veterans Network High School Video Contest

December 2019, Volume 69, Issue 11

Winning student will receive a prize package that includes a trip to Washington D.C.

WASHINGTON DC (December 5, 2019) – Global media and technology leader Comcast Corporation will sponsor a National Veterans Network (NVN) national video contest that encourages high school students to study the stories of Japanese American WWII soldiers. Comcast will award the winning student and one family member a trip the National Museum of the United States Army, including airfare and travel accommodations in Washington DC/Virginia.

The contest, which will be held in conjunction with the U.S. Army Museum opening in 2020, seeks videos from high school students to share the impact of a Japanese American WWII Soldier story on their personal lives. The winner of the contest will be invited to an event at the National Museum of the United States Army, where they will be able to meet living veterans, their families and see an exhibit with artifacts from WWII Soldiers donated by veterans and families.

“We’re excited to have Comcast help us encourage high school students in the United States study the stories of young Japanese American Soldiers who fought for our country in World War II,” said Christine Sato-Yamazaki, executive director at NVN. “The videos will highlight the bravery, patriotism and perseverance of these soldiers, many of whom were just teenagers, and describe the impact the stories have on the lives of the students.”

Students are to select the story of a Nisei Soldier, either from the Nisei Soldier Congressional Gold Medal Smithsonian Digital Exhibition (http://cgm.smithsonianapa.org/index.html) or a personal acquaintance, and create a video, no longer than 4 minutes, to describe the impact of the soldier’s story on their life today. The deadline for submission is January 31, 2020.

For more information about the video contest, along with complete rules and submission information, http://nationalveteransnetwork.com/videocontest.shtml. To find out more about the National Veterans Network, send an email to info@nationalveteransnetwork.com, visit www.nationaveteransnetwork.com, or follow the NVN on Facebook (@NationalVeteransNetwork) or Twitter (@NtlVetNetwork). For more information about Comcast, visit www.comcastcorporation.com.

About National Veterans Network (NVN)

NVN is a consortium of organizations and individuals dedicated to educating the nation on the Japanese American WWII experience. The network launched the campaign to award the Congressional Gold Medal to the first Asian American recipients in the 100th, 442nd and MIS units, and worked with the U.S. Mint to design the medal. In 2012, they partnered with the National Museum of American History and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service for a seven-city tour to promote recognition of the Japanese American experience. In 2016, along with the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center and Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, NVN launched an online Digital Exhibition to share the story of Japanese American soldiers of WWII (cgm.smithsonianapa.org). NVN’s mission is to preserve, inform, and advocate how the Nisei Soldiers' Loyalty, Courage, and Patriotism embody American values and shape future decisions about justice and equality in a democracy.

About Comcast Corporation

Comcast Corporation is a global media and technology company with three primary businesses: Comcast Cable, NBCUniversal, and Sky. Comcast Cable is one of the United States’ largest high-speed internet, video, and phone providers to residential customers under the Xfinity brand, and also provides these services to businesses. It also provides wireless and security and automation services to residential customers under the Xfinity brand. NBCUniversal is global and operates news, entertainment and sports cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, television production operations, television station groups, Universal Pictures, and Universal Parks and Resorts. Sky is one of Europe's leading media and entertainment companies, connecting customers to a broad range of video content through its pay television services. It also provides communications services, including residential high-speed internet, phone, and wireless services. Sky operates the Sky News broadcast network and sports and entertainment networks, produces original content, and has exclusive content rights. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information.