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A solemn obligation of the founding Nisei Veterans Committee (NVC) veterans was to honor their fallen comrades and keep their legacy alive for future generations. Every year since 1946, the Japanese American soldiers who died in the service of their country are honored by their families and community each Memorial Day at Lake View Cemetery in Seattle, WA. This year marks the 75th annual event held by the NVC and the NVC Foundation making it one of the longest running Memorial Day services in the country.
In 1948, the United States government returned the remains of many Nisei soldiers who were killed in action and were buried in Europe.
On 30 May 1949, a 21-foot obelisk carved from a Minnesota Rainbow Coldspring Granite, listing the names of Japanese Americans killed during WWII and the Spanish-American War was unveiled at Lake View Cemetery on Seattle’s Capitol Hill.
Due to COVID-19, we cannot assemble in person, but we will reflect, honor, and remember the names on the NVC Honor Roll who died for the freedoms we have as Americans through the following video presentation.
|Walt Tanimoto, Commander||David Fukuhara, President|
|Nisei Veterans Committee||NVC Foundation|
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JAPANESE AMERICAN MEMORIAL WALL
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With over 3,500 bricks, the NVC Foundation Japanese American Memorial Wall honors Japanese Americans who were interned during World War II or who have served in the military.View The Wall
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