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April 2024, VOLUME 74, ISSUE 4

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Keith Yamaguchi would like to share a few thoughts about the Nisei Lunch Program.  You may or may not know that this program was started in 2015 to pay tribute to our Nisei generation.  The lunch was a small token of our appreciation for the sacrifices and perseverance of our parents and grandparents.  They are truly a part of the “Greatest Generation.”

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NVC-NVC FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS

Thank you to all the hard-working students in our community who took the time to apply for scholarships this year. Each year becomes more challenging than the last to select scholarship awardees! The NVC Foundation Scholarship committee is proud to announce this year’s recipients of the 2024 NVC and NVC Foundation scholarships.

WASHINGTON STATE HEROES BOOK

“Beyond Belief – True Stories of Washington State Heroes that Defy Comprehension” is a unique compilation of short stories by a team of a dozen authors and researchers. Each short story is presented in a historically factual manner. Each of the stories in the book include not only all of Washington State’s Medal of Honor Recipients, but nearly 100 other heroes who received Service Crosses, Silver Stars, and other awards. 

“THE VOLUNTEER” SCREENING EVENT

Please join the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee (NVC) for a free screening of “THE VOLUNTEER”, a 35-minute documentary, on Saturday, September 14, 2:00pm, at NVC Memorial Hall. The film tells the story of Bruce Nakashima, a Veteran of the Vietnam War, and his close but unlikely friendship with L.V. Hendking, a soldier from Birmingham, Alabama, who eventually saved Bruce’s life, before they were separated and lost contact.