March 2019, Volume 69, Issue 3
The recent NVC Memorial Hall Open House opened up to the public part of the massive NVC archives and put on a powerful show of history that had many pleading for more. It was promoted primarily as a “pop-up museum” and an event to view the new gym floor, plus take a tour of the Memorial Hall and the Memorial Wall, while enjoying live music by Deems Tsutakawa and a complimentary glass of wine.
Congratulations to the six outstanding recipients of this year’s NVC Foundation Scholarship Program. The scholarships were awarded at the 74th annual NVC/NVCF Installation Luncheon held on March 16, 2019 at the Rainer Golf and Country Club.
The purpose of the $2,500 grant is a one-time funding strategy pursuant to the veterans, seniors, and human service levy to “convene community-building events and networks that increase social connections for veterans and military service members and their respective families in King County.”
On 6 February 2019, NVC Life Member and Past Commander Allen Nakamoto and NVC Foundation Life Member Mari Wilson greeted Major General Hiroaki Sueyoshi and Colonel Hitoshi Goto, two senior ranking officers from the Japanese Ground Self Defense Forces and their team to NVC Hall. They were escorted by Warrant Officer Ishioka, a longtime friend of the NVC.
Tule Lake was one of ten American concentration camps set up by the War Relocation Authority to confine over 120,000 Japanese Americans during WW II. It was designed to hold 12,000 people in 1942, mainly drawn from the Sacramento area of California, rural portions of Oregon, and all of Western Washington outside of Seattle and Bainbridge Island.
Erin is the 2019 recipient of the NVC/WAC Scholarship. She is the daughter of Shelley and Eugene Kato. Erin is the granddaughter of NVC member Akira (Poison) Kato. Here is her essay on the meaning of the Nisei Veterans Legacy.
Drew is a 2019 recipient of the NVCF Shiro Kashino Memorial Scholarship. She is the daughter of Bernadette and Jay Deguchi and the granddaughter of Jean and NVC member Tom Deguchi. Here is her essay on the meaning of the Nisei Veterans Legacy.
Mark Yamane is a 2019 recipient of the NVCF Shiro Kashino Memorial Scholarship. He is the son of Daisy and Craig Yamane and the grandson of Charlotte and NVC member George Yamane. Here is his essay on the meaning of the Nisei Veterans Legacy.