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 (129)

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Memorial Day service (ddr-densho-114-613)
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Gold Star parents attending the service at Lake View Cemetery in Seattle, Washington.
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.
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.
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.
Work crew (ddr-densho-114-208)
img Work crew (ddr-densho-114-208)
Three Nisei veterans work on remodeling the Seattle Nisei Veterans 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.
National Nisei Veterans Reunion (ddr-densho-114-502)
img National Nisei Veterans Reunion (ddr-densho-114-502)
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 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.
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 ...
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).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 58, No. 10 (September 6, 1963) (ddr-pc-35-36)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 58, No. 10 (September 6, 1963) (ddr-pc-35-36)
Selected article titles: "Thirty-Five March Under JACL Banner in August 28 March for Jobs, Freedom" (pp. 1-2), "JACL Answers Negroes' Painful Call for Help, Says Matsunaga" (pp. 1-2, 4), "Chicago Veterans to Commemorate 20th 422 [sic] Anniv." (p. 3), and "Tokyo Topics: First Nisei Decorated by Japan" (p. 4).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 79, No. 12 (September 20, 1974) (ddr-pc-46-37)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 79, No. 12 (September 20, 1974) (ddr-pc-46-37)
Selected article titles: "San Mateo JACL Not Convinced by Explanation" (pp. 1, 4), "An Editorial Up Front: Full, Free, Absolute Pardon" (p. 1), "Enlistments in 'Go for Broke' Battalion Lag, Unit May Fade" (p. 5), and "Job-Lacking Town Induces Japanese to Build Steel Mill" (p. 6).
The Northwest Times Vol. 2 No. 101 (December 8, 1948) (ddr-densho-229-162)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 2 No. 101 (December 8, 1948) (ddr-densho-229-162)
"Japanese in Tokyo Would Have to Pay 3,000 Yen for CARE Food Package" (p. 1), "Yothers of VFW Will Speak at Joint Rites on Saturday for Six Seattle War Heroes" (p. 1), "Claims Queries and Replies" (p. 2).
The Northwest Times Vol. 1 No. 70 (September 26, 1947) (ddr-densho-229-57)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 1 No. 70 (September 26, 1947) (ddr-densho-229-57)
"Canadian Minister of Justice Ilsley Discloses Broadening of Terms of Reference on Japanese Evacuee Claims" (p. 1), "VFW Assists Vets Seeking Claims Data" (p. 1), "ADC to Enter Cases Linking Covenant Club" (p. 4).
The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 42 (May 25, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-209)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 42 (May 25, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-209)
"NLRB Turns Down Petition by Two AFL Unions for Vote Among Alaska Cannery Men" (p. 1), "Honors to GI Dead and Dedication of Monument Set" (p. 1).
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).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 77, No. 16, (October 19, 1973) (ddr-pc-45-41)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 77, No. 16, (October 19, 1973) (ddr-pc-45-41)
Select article titles: "Ex-Envoy to Japan to Co-Chair Bldg. Fund Bid" (p.1); "40 et 8 Vets Drop All-White Policy" (p.1); "Little Tokyo Redevelopment: Hotel Okayed, Housing Assured" (p.1); "'Relocation Camp' More Comfortable As Term than 'Concentration Camp'" (p.3); "Association for Foreign Wives of Japanese Helps Members to Adjust" (p.6).
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.
The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 41 (May 21, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-208)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 41 (May 21, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-208)
"B.C. Union Resolves Not to Oppose to Japanese Getting Fish Licenses" (p. 1), "Local Community Will Pay Tribute to GI Dead May 30" (p. 1),
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 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.
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