September 2021, Volume 71, Issue 8
The National Veterans Network (NVN) hosted a three-day, after-hours event where invited guests were provided unrestricted access to all areas of the National Museum of the US Army (NMUSA) at Ft Belvoir, Virginia. Families of Nisei soldiers had waited over a year to finally tour this special exhibit and tribute to the Nisei veterans of WWII.
Ryan Seo, son of NVC member Stan Seo, volunteered to build a new outdoor directory box in front of the NVC Foundation Memorial Wall along with four other Eagle Scouts from Scout Troop 420: Alex Wong, Nat Thomas, Elliot Bradley, and Brian Yi.
Invited by the National Veteran Networks to view the recently unveiled Nisei Soldier Experience exhibit at the National Museum of the U.S. Army at Fort Belvoir, VA, Japanese American WWII Nisei veterans Colonel (ret) Charles Moriyama, 96, of Honolulu, and Ralph Matsumoto, 100, of Paramount, Calif., traveled across the United States to visit the Museum and the historic exhibit.
After a one-year absence due to precautions taken because of the COVID-19 virus, the annual NVC Golf Tournament returned for 2021. The weather was perfect for the 60 golfers who participated in the tournament at Foster Golf Course in Tukwila, Washington.
One of our members shared this column with us following the US final withdrawal from Afghanistan. Fr. Steve Maekawa, OP - Pastor, son of NVC member Don Maekawa, served in Afghanistan earlier in our involvement there. He kindly gave us permission to reprint it here, noting that he wrote it a week prior to the final chaotic days of the withdrawal.