Veterans' organizations

Serving in the U.S. military during World War II despite the incarceration was a defining experience for many Nisei (second-generation Japanese American) men. Even as their members age, Nisei veterans' organizations continue to be active community groups.

Military service (22)
Veterans' organizations (113)

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Gold Star parents (ddr-densho-114-290)
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Parents pointing to their son's name on the honor roll board while a nisei veteran and his wife look on.
Nisei War Memorial Monument (ddr-densho-114-602)
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Dr. Kelly Yamada of the JACL presenting a wreath at Lake View Cemetery in Seattle, Washington.
Memorial service (ddr-densho-114-742)
img Memorial service (ddr-densho-114-742)
This memorial service took place at the Public Safety Building in Seattle as part of the National Nisei Veterans Reunion.
Aloha dance (ddr-densho-114-486)
img Aloha dance (ddr-densho-114-486)
This dance took place at Nisei Veterans Committee Hall.
National Nisei Veterans Reunion (ddr-densho-114-386)
img National Nisei Veterans Reunion (ddr-densho-114-386)
Greeting the Hawaii delegation at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.
Nisei Veterans Reunion Committee (ddr-densho-114-13)
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Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee 1964 Reunion Committee. The photograph was taken at the Nisei Veterans Committee Hall in Seattle, Washington.
U.S. Army general at memorial service for Nisei veterans (ddr-densho-14-1)
img U.S. Army general at memorial service for Nisei veterans (ddr-densho-14-1)
General David Bramlett, Commanding General, U.S. Army Forces Command, at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. The service was part of a reunion of Nisei veterans. (Nisei veterans national convention program.)
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 106, No. 24 (June 17, 1988) (ddr-pc-60-24)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 106, No. 24 (June 17, 1988) (ddr-pc-60-24)
Four page travel section appears between pages 4 and 5 of the edition. Selected article titles: "Redress Bills Not Out of Conference Committee Yet" (pp. 1, 6), "Sen. Inouye Addresses Reno Reunion: 'War Against Prejudice' Still Faces Nisei Veterans" (pp. 1-2), "'Japanese American Story' as Theme for Memorial Proposed" (pp. 1, 3), and "The 'Untrustworthy' Japanese ...
The Northwest Times Vol. 1 No. 38 (June 3, 1947) (ddr-densho-229-26)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 1 No. 38 (June 3, 1947) (ddr-densho-229-26)
"Lest We Forget : The GI's Who Didn't Come Back " (p. 1), "Hears Pleas for Claims Board Bill" (p. 1),"MISLS to Send Teams East" (p. 4).
The Northwest Times Vol. 4 No. 80 (October 7, 1950) (ddr-densho-229-248)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 4 No. 80 (October 7, 1950) (ddr-densho-229-248)
"Canadian Japanese Unit Submits Eight-Point Proposal Calling for More Funds for Wartime Evacuees" (p. 1), "Memorial Monument in Rose City will Salute 14 Nisei GI War Dead; Dedication Rites to be Oct. 30" (p. 1), "M. Masaoka is "Nisei of Year' at JACL Confab" (p. 1).
Dedication of Nisei veterans memorial (ddr-densho-26-2)
img Dedication of Nisei veterans memorial (ddr-densho-26-2)
Shiro Kashino, a decorated veteran of World War II, stands with his family and Senator Daniel Inouye during the dedication of the Nisei veterans memorial. Left to right: Shiro Kashino, Debbie McQuilken, Senator Daniel Inouye, and Louise Kashino.
Memorial service, reunion of Nisei veterans (ddr-densho-8-3)
img Memorial service, reunion of Nisei veterans (ddr-densho-8-3)
Grandchildren of Nisei veterans of World War II stand at this memorial service, which took place at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.
Nisei veterans reunion (ddr-densho-8-5)
img Nisei veterans reunion (ddr-densho-8-5)
This Nisei veteran reunion took place over Independence Day weekend. Shown here is keynote speaker, Four Star General Eric Shinseki.
Nisei Veterans Committee bazaar (ddr-densho-114-202)
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Members of the Women's Auxiliary Club operating a booth at the bazaar. This bazaar was held at the Nisei Veterans Committee Hall.
National Nisei Veterans Reunion (ddr-densho-114-382)
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Dancing in the Spanish Ballroom at the Olympic Hotel as part of the reunion main banquet.
Dinner at Maneki Restaurant (ddr-densho-114-451)
img Dinner at Maneki Restaurant (ddr-densho-114-451)
Members of the Nisei Veterans Committee (NVC) and Kendo Club meet to officially transfer the deed of Kendo Hall to the NVC.
Fourth National Nisei Veterans Reunion (ddr-densho-114-12)
img Fourth National Nisei Veterans Reunion (ddr-densho-114-12)
The three men pictured are (L to R): Senator Henry Jackson, Nisei Veterans Reunion Chairman Shiro Kashino, Congressman Spark Matsunaga. Congressman Matsunaga was the keynote speaker at the reunion event held at Seattle's Olympic Hotel.
Funeral service (ddr-densho-114-581)
img Funeral service (ddr-densho-114-581)
Nisei soldier giving the flag to a grieving mother.
Fishing on Pine Lake (ddr-densho-114-429)
img Fishing on Pine Lake (ddr-densho-114-429)
This family outing to Pine Lake was part of the 1964 National Nisei Veterans Reunion.
Memorial service (ddr-densho-114-638)
img Memorial service (ddr-densho-114-638)
This memorial service, held at the Public Safety Building in downtown Seattle, is part of the National Nisei Veterans Reunion.
Golf tournament dinner (ddr-densho-114-206)
img Golf tournament dinner (ddr-densho-114-206)
Participants of the Nisei Veterans Committee golf tournament eating a celebratory dinner in Chinatown.
Memorial Day parade (ddr-densho-114-459)
img Memorial Day parade (ddr-densho-114-459)
This parade honoring veterans took place in downtown Seattle, Washington.
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