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 (126)

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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 ...
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 ...
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. 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).
Memorial for Nisei veterans (ddr-densho-26-3)
img Memorial for Nisei veterans (ddr-densho-26-3)
This memorial honors Nisei soldiers from Washington State who were killed during World War II. The memorial consists of each soldier's picture, a brief biography, and an overview of his military career.
Nisei veteran Memorial Day service (ddr-densho-35-49)
img Nisei veteran Memorial Day service (ddr-densho-35-49)
This service honoring deceased Nisei veterans takes place every Memorial Day weekend at the Lakeview Cemetery in Seattle, Washington.
Four-star mother (ddr-densho-35-51)
img Four-star mother (ddr-densho-35-51)
This four-star mother is at the annual Nisei Veteran Memorial Day service. The service takes place at the Lakeview Cemetery in Seattle, Washington. This woman received her United States citizenship on March 21, 1997 at the age of 100 years. She died on June 29, 1998.
Nisei veteran Memorial Day service (ddr-densho-35-50)
img Nisei veteran Memorial Day service (ddr-densho-35-50)
This service honoring deceased Nisei veterans takes place every Memorial Day weekend at the Lakeview Cemetery in Seattle, Washington.
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.
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.
National Nisei Veterans Reunion (ddr-densho-114-382)
img National Nisei Veterans Reunion (ddr-densho-114-382)
Dancing in the Spanish Ballroom at the Olympic Hotel as part of the reunion main banquet.
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