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March 2022, Volume 73, Issue 3

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"Talk Story"

On the second Friday of the month at the Nisei Veterans Committee (NVC) Memorial Hall veteran members gather at 1000 hrs (aka 10 am Pacific Time) for Talk Story! Talk Story is a Hawaiian saying to pass on traditions through storytelling, or to have casual conversations.

Articles

2022-2023 NVC Executive Council

Congratulations to our newly elected  NVC Executive Council for 2022 - 2023. Click to view our new Executive Officers and Members at Large.

2022-2023 NVC Foundation Officers and Board of Directors

Our new NVC Foundation Officers and Board of Directors for 2022 - 2023 have been elected. Click to view our new Officers and Members at Large.

Oregon Nisei Veterans WWII Memorial Highway

Oregon Senate Bill (SB) 1509 provided that a portion of Route 35 be known as "Oregon Nisei Veterans WWII Memorial Highway." Last month SB 1509 passed the Oregon Senate and House and is on its way to the Governor for signature.

George Takei - Keynote Speaker at National Character and Leadership Symposium

Lieutenant General Richard M. Clarke, Superintendent, US Air Force Academy, invited actor George Takei to be the keynote speaker at their annual National Character and Leadership Symposium. General Clarke mandated that the Class of 2025 read Takei's book, "They Called Us Enemy."

Telling Your Veteran’s Story

NVC Foundation member Shawn Brinsfield began writing Nisei Veteran short biographies for publication on the Internet last fall. NVC Foundation had some questions for Shawn, to get an understanding of how it’s been going. Read more.

NVC Foundation Homemade Pie Sale – Volunteers Needed in June!

This year we plan to make 140 pies using Matsue Watanabe’s Apple Pie recipe for sale at the NVC Chow Mein Dinner on June 12. Matsue, who recently passed away, used to Chair the Bakery Booth for the Women’s Auxiliary. We hope to keep this tradition going!

Washington State House of Representatives Resolution

...Now, Therefore, Be it Resolved, that the House of Representatives pause to acknowledge the 80th anniversary of the signing of Executive Order 9066; to recognize and remember Japanese American veterans, incarcerees, and civil rights activists from the State of Washington;...