August 2020, Volume 70, Issue 7
Each year we have held our Chow Mein dinner as a fundraiser to help cover the expenses of maintaining our Memorial Hall and continuing our NVC activities. However, due to the pandemic, we made the decision to cancel this year’s dinner out of concern for everyone’s safety and well-being.
There are two new videos to watch about the NVC and NVCF, created for the Tadaima – Virtual Pilgrimage program in Week 5, hosted by the Japanese American Memorial Pilgrimages earlier this summer. Nisei Veterans Committee Hall Tour and A History of the Nisei Veterans Committee takes place at the NVC Memorial Hall in Seattle. View the videos.
Consul General Yoichiro Yamada sends his thanks. Consul General Yamada left Seattle on August 6 after serving here for three years. A virtual Community Farewell gathering was organized and attended by many via Zoom on July 29.
With our aging WWII, Korean War, Vietnam War, and Cold War veterans, this article may be of interest to families taking care of elderly veterans. Veterans earned this benefit by serving honorably in the U.S. Armed Force, and should take advantage if you qualify. Read more about elderly benefits at the link at the end of this article.
NVC has joined "Cup of Joe for a Joe", a Green Beans Coffee program that allows you to thank a member of the armed forces for their service with a hot, fresh cup of Green Beans Coffee and a personal message at over three dozen overseas bases where Green Beans Coffee has an outlet.
Take a few minutes to view some NVC photos. An archive photo from the Congressional Gold Medal ceremony in 2011 of the Nisei soldiers of World War II. There is a photo of the NVC Foundation President David Fukuhara and NVC Commander Walt Tanimoto at the NVC Memorial Hall. Also some photos of the Nisei Lunch take out after the pandemic shutdown.