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October 2020, Volume 70, Issue 9

NVC and NVC Foundation Veterans Day Event

In the interest of public safety and our wish that everyone Stay Home and Stay Safe, we will hold a VIRTUAL Veterans Day video event to remain compliant with the Coronavirus / COVID-19 pandemic and related mitigation efforts. Our keynote speakers for this virtual event are the Battalion Commander and Command Sergeant Major of today’s 100th Infantry Battalion, headquartered out of Honolulu, HI. 


New Scholarship Opportunity

On behalf of Enoch Kanaya, the transitioning NVC Scholarship Committee is proud to announce the first annual Colonel Jimmie Kanaya Scholarship Award. The Col. Jimmie Kanaya Scholarship application will be released in November 2020.

NVC Foundation Scholarship Program - Applications Open!

The NVC Foundation Scholarship Program is now open to receive applications! The NVC/WAC Scholarship is for $3000.  This honors the Nisei Veterans Committee and the Women’s Auxiliary Committee. In addition, several scholarships for $3000 are awarded to the Shiro Kashino Memorial Scholarship.

On the Passing of Judge Vincent H. Okamoto

Reprinted by Norman Y. Mineta - As the Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Japanese American National Museum, it is with sadness and much respect that I note the passing of Judge Vincent H. Okamoto, a decorated Vietnam veteran, a prominent lawyer and judge, an articulate speaker and historian and a community leader.

Lake City renames 28th Avenue NE to Hayashi Avenue

A ceremony was held in the Lake City neighborhood of Seattle on Friday, October 9, to rename one block or 28th Avenue NE to Hayashi Avenue in honor of Shizuo and Yaeko Hayashi...

U.S. Congress Passes Merrill’s Marauders Congressional Gold Medal Bill

The Merrill Marauders Veterans organization announced that the Bill to award the Congressional Gold Medal to the 5307th Composite Unit (Provisional), commonly known as Merrill’s Marauders (MM) awaits the President's signature.

Wing Luke Museum Reopens!

The Wing Luke Museum reopened on October 7 to limited capacity and hours. They are now open Wednesday -Sunday, 10 am – 5 pm. Online tickets purchased in advance are highly recommended.