Nisei (2nd generation Japanese American) soldiers faced racial discrimination and prejudice. They were rejected by some Veterans organizations in the Pacific Northwest such as the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW). Consequently, a group of recently discharged Nisei Veterans in Seattle who had served in the 100thBn/442nd Regimental Combat Team (442) and the Military Intelligence Service (MIS) established the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee (NVC) on March 25, 1946.
One of the purposes of the NVC was to sustain the strong personal relationships that were forged during the war. These relationships served as a bond for members of the NVC, their families and friends throughout their lives.
Membership is open to all honorably discharged veterans who support the patriotic goals and aspirations of the NVC. The NVC is a recognized 501(c)(19) non-profit veteran organization.