Last year, the NVC and the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Washington (JCCCW) entered a partnership involving their Summer Camp program. Campers from 7 to 16 years of age tour the NVC Memorial Hall and learn about the WWII Nisei Soldier, the Japanese American experience during WWII, and NVC’s history.
Huge milestones were achieved by a couple of NVC Life Members. Congrats to Craig Dougherty as the newly elected Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Washington State Commander and Walt Tanimoto as the VFW Washington State Surgeon!
Eleven Summer research fellows from the National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) met with retired senior naval flag officers and members of the NVC Executive Council at NVC Memorial Hall to discuss various topics on the US-Japan Security Treaty and the WWII Nisei soldier experience.
After the installation of the fencing and automatic gate around our Hall and parking lot, the landscaping has been overlooked for the past two years. A call went out, and 15 volunteers arrived at 9 am, August 13, to help clean up around the Hall and parking lot
Congratulations to NVC Commander Mike Yaguchi on his reappointment to the US Department of Veterans Affairs’ Advisory Committee on Minority Veterans!
After a four-year hiatus, the Minidoka Pilgrimage resumed its in-person visit to Minidoka National Historic Site. The Minidoka Pilgrimage was held on July 6-9, 2023, in Twin Falls, ID.
You know it’s going to be a great day for a golf tournament when a bald eagle does a flyby over the course as the golfers arrive. That’s how the day began for the 67th NVC Golf Tournament at the Foster Golf Course in Tukwila. Let’s just believe that the bald eagle signified the “Spirit” of all the Nisei Veterans of the past.
American Grit: From a Japanese American Concentration Camp Rises an American War Hero is a compelling narrative about racial identity, resilience, and heroism.