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.

Veterans' organizations (127)

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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.
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.)
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.
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).
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).
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 ...
Nisei Veterans Reunion Committee (ddr-densho-114-13)
img Nisei Veterans Reunion Committee (ddr-densho-114-13)
Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee 1964 Reunion Committee. The photograph was taken at the Nisei Veterans Committee Hall in Seattle, Washington.
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.
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.
Nisei War Memorial Monument (ddr-densho-114-602)
img Nisei War Memorial Monument (ddr-densho-114-602)
Dr. Kelly Yamada of the JACL presenting a wreath at Lake View Cemetery in Seattle, Washington.
Gold Star parents (ddr-densho-114-290)
img Gold Star parents (ddr-densho-114-290)
Parents pointing to their son's name on the honor roll board while a nisei veteran and his wife look on.
Aloha dance (ddr-densho-114-486)
img Aloha dance (ddr-densho-114-486)
This dance took place at Nisei Veterans Committee Hall.
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 85, No. 4 (July 22, 1977) (ddr-pc-49-28)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 85, No. 4 (July 22, 1977) (ddr-pc-49-28)
Selected article titles: "Kodak Regrets 'Remember Pearl Harbor' Proposal" (p.1-2), George Roth: A Man Japanese Americans Forgot to Thank" (p.1, 3), "100th Infantry Vets Mark 35th Reunion" (p.3), "Public Opinion of the Nikkei in America" (p.4, 12).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 50, No. 22 (May 27, 1960) (ddr-pc-32-22)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 50, No. 22 (May 27, 1960) (ddr-pc-32-22)
Select article titles: "JACL wreath at Unknown Soldier Tomb to be laid" (p.1); "CCDC joins veteran groups to remember Nisei war dead" (p.1); "House most desired after shopping around for months not available to Nisei couple" (p.3); "National JACL officials in biennial visitation of government leaders in Washington, invite Californians to Sac'to ...
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 62, No. 16 (April 22, 1966) (ddr-pc-38-16)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 62, No. 16 (April 22, 1966) (ddr-pc-38-16)
Select article titles: "Dr. Sonoda named to human rights advisory group" (p. 1); "Tacoma Issei donate to SJR 20 fund" (p. 1); "Legislative Reapportionment" (p. 2); "Nat'l 442nd vet directory planned" (p. 3).
JACL Legislative Education Committee plaque presentation at the Nisei Veterans Installation Banquet (ddr-densho-10-48)
img JACL Legislative Education Committee plaque presentation at the Nisei Veterans Installation Banquet (ddr-densho-10-48)
Caption on reverse: "Nisei Veterans Installation Banquet / March 25, 1989 / Presentation of Appreciation Plaques to: / L-R Nisei Veterans Committee Commander Mas Fukuhara / MIS-NW President John Ishii / from JACL-LEC Cherry Kinoshita Vice Chair of Operations."
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.]
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.
Dedication of Nisei veterans memorial (ddr-densho-26-1)
img Dedication of Nisei veterans memorial (ddr-densho-26-1)
Senator Daniel Inouye of Hawaii was the guest of honor at this dedication honoring fallen Nisei soldiers from Washington State. The memorial is located at the Nisei Veterans Hall in Seattle, Washington. Left to right: Senator Daniel Inouye, unidentified, unidentified, and Seiji Hata.
Nisei veteran Memorial Day service (ddr-densho-35-53)
img Nisei veteran Memorial Day service (ddr-densho-35-53)
This service honoring deceased Nisei veterans takes place every Memorial Day weekend at the Lakeview Cemetery in Seattle, Washington.
Nisei veteran Memorial Day service (ddr-densho-35-54)
img Nisei veteran Memorial Day service (ddr-densho-35-54)
This man bows his head in honor of the Nisei veterans. This annual service takes place at the Lakeview Cemetery in Seattle, Washington.
Nisei veteran Memorial Day service (ddr-densho-35-52)
img Nisei veteran Memorial Day service (ddr-densho-35-52)
A Nisei and his grandson en route to placing a wreath at a monument dedicated to Nisei veterans. This service takes place annually on Memorial Day weekend at the Lakeview Cemetery in Seattle, Washington.
Nisei veterans and spouses group photograph (ddr-densho-325-108)
img Nisei veterans and spouses group photograph (ddr-densho-325-108)
Eighteen Nisei veterans and their spouses met for a reunion on April 7, 1995. These eighteen men had all been stationed at Camp Grant, Illinois in 1941-1942. From there the group separated some attending combat infantry training at Camp Blanding, Florida and then to the 442nd Regimental Combat Team in Europe and others like Sumito Horiuchi ...
The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 44 (June 1, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-211)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 44 (June 1, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-211)
"Text of Col. Hanley Talk" (p. 1), "Nisei Vets Win Plaudits as They March in Parade" (p. 1).
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