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May 2022, Volume 73, Issue 5

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Kimitomo Muromoto Receives French Legion of Honour

On April 13, 2022, Kimitomo Muromoto received the French Legion of Honour at the NVC Memorial Hall from the Consul General of France in San Francisco. Kimitomo Muromoto was inducted into the U.S. Army from Tule Lake Segregation Center on April 27, 1944. Almost 78 years later, his extended family were witness to Consul General Frédéric Jung’s presentation of the highest distinction awarded by France.



Our annual NVC Memorial Day Program will be held live at Lake View Cemetery on Capitol Hill, just north of Volunteer Park in Seattle. The Program runs from 10:00 am to 11:00 am PT. Please plan to attend and pay tribute to those who gave their lives for our country.

NVC Foundation Congratulates 2022 Scholarship Awardees

Congratulations to the three outstanding scholarship awardees of this year’s NVC Foundation Scholarship Program! Naomi Akiko Fina is the recipient of the NVC Women's Auxiliary Scholarship, TJ Okamura is the recipient of the NVC Scholarship, and Tali Tamaki is the recipient of the Col. Jimmie Kanaya Scholarship.

NVC Foundation Homemade Pies & Baked Goods Sales – Volunteers Needed!

This year we plan to make 140 pies using Matsue Watanabe’s Apple Pie recipe. As in the past, all proceeds will go toward the NVC / NVC Foundation Scholarship Fund! This year, all Pie & Baked Goods sales will be Take-Out only. If you would like to donate baked goods, please read more...


PROLOGUE: The Year is 1943. Brothers, Akira, 18 and Kuni, 20, are sitting on government-issue canvass fold-up cots. The stark, sparsely-furnished 20 x 20 room is in Block 42, Barrack 4, Unit C, Minidoka War Relocation Authority incarceration facility in south central Idaho...Pinned to the plasterboard wall, between the exposed 2 x 4s, are: a purple and gold University of Washington pennant and a dusty 1941 Seattle “Rainier Meat Market and Grocery” calendar...

Thank You For a Cup of Joe!

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.