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 (7)
Veterans' organizations (108)

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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.
National Nisei Veterans Reunion (ddr-densho-114-386)
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Greeting the Hawaii delegation at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.
Aloha dance (ddr-densho-114-486)
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This dance took place at Nisei Veterans Committee Hall.
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)
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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.
Work crew (ddr-densho-114-208)
img Work crew (ddr-densho-114-208)
Three Nisei veterans work on remodeling the Seattle Nisei Veterans Clubhouse.
Nisei War Memorial Monument (ddr-densho-114-577)
img Nisei War Memorial Monument (ddr-densho-114-577)
Veterans place a wreath on the Nisei War Memorial Monument at Lake View Cemetery.
National Nisei Veterans Reunion (ddr-densho-114-502)
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Congressman Spark Matsunaga greeting supporters at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Congressman Matsunaga was the keynote speaker at the reunion event held at Seattle's Olympic Hotel.
Nisei veteran (ddr-densho-114-561)
img Nisei veteran (ddr-densho-114-561)
Hiroshi Miyamura, a Medal of Honor recipient, is autographing books at Nisei Veterans Committee Hall.
Memorial Day service (ddr-densho-114-613)
img Memorial Day service (ddr-densho-114-613)
Gold Star parents attending the service at Lake View Cemetery in Seattle, Washington.
Children's Christmas party (ddr-densho-114-466)
img Children's Christmas party (ddr-densho-114-466)
This Christmas party was held at the Nisei Veterans Committee Clubhouse.
Memorial service (ddr-densho-114-646)
img Memorial service (ddr-densho-114-646)
The Hawaii delegation to the National Nisei Veterans Reunion poses in front of the memorial monument at the Public Safety Building in downtown Seattle.
Nisei Veterans Committee bazaar (ddr-densho-114-460)
img Nisei Veterans Committee bazaar (ddr-densho-114-460)
Putting up a sign for the bazaar at Nisei Veterans Committee Hall.
Footrace (ddr-densho-114-464)
img Footrace (ddr-densho-114-464)
This family outing to Pine Lake was part of the National Nisei Veterans Reunion.
Japanese American general (ddr-densho-14-5)
img Japanese American general (ddr-densho-14-5)
General Eric Shinseki was a keynote speaker during a banquet at a reunion of Nisei veterans.
Japanese American general at memorial service for Nisei veterans (ddr-densho-14-2)
img Japanese American general at memorial service for Nisei veterans (ddr-densho-14-2)
General Eric Shinseki, Commander in Chief, U.S. Army Europe and Seventh Army, at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. The service took place during a reunion for Nisei veterans. [Nisei veterans national convention program.]
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 107, No. 16 (November 18, 1988) (ddr-pc-60-41)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 107, No. 16 (November 18, 1988) (ddr-pc-60-41)
Selected article titles: "Reagan Vetoes Bill Requiring Census Bureau to Tally Asian Americans Groups Individually" (p. 1), "Forum Discusses Concerns of KA, JA Communities" (pp. 1, 3), "CCDC Pays Tribute to WW2 Nisei Vets" (pp. 1-2), and "From the Frying Pan: The Japan Chapter: An Active Bunch" (pp. 4, 8).
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