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 (131)

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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.
Nisei Veterans Committee bazaar (ddr-densho-114-202)
img Nisei Veterans Committee bazaar (ddr-densho-114-202)
Members of the Women's Auxiliary Club operating a booth at the bazaar. This bazaar was held at the Nisei Veterans Committee Hall.
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 Day service (ddr-densho-114-614)
img Memorial Day service (ddr-densho-114-614)
Issei parents attending the service at Lake View Cemetery in Seattle, Washington.
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.
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.
The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 52 (June 29, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-219)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 52 (June 29, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-219)
"Pvt. Kawaguchi Rites Friday" (p. 1), "Symington, Air Force Aide, Will Speak at Americanism Rites During Fourth Fete" (p. 1).
The Northwest Times Vol. 2 No. 53 (June 23, 1948) (ddr-densho-229-121)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 2 No. 53 (June 23, 1948) (ddr-densho-229-121)
"Community Honors Nisei War Dead. Fitting Memorial Services Pay Tribute to First Eight in Area; 1,000 Gather in First Methodist" (pg. 1), "Red Cross Pleads for More Aid to Assist Vanport Victims" (pg. 3), "Evacuation Claims Bill Needs Only President's Signature" (pg. 3), "D.C. Responds to Flood Plea" (pg. 5).
The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 28 (April 6, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-195)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 28 (April 6, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-195)
"Ex-Seattleite, Now Spokane Farmer Heads for Japan via Airplane" (p. 1), "Evacuation Claims Queries, Replies" (p. 1), ""Army Day' in Our City to be Saturday, April 9; Military Display Booked" (p. 1).
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),
The Northwest Times Vol. 4 No. 86 (October 28, 1950) (ddr-densho-229-251)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 4 No. 86 (October 28, 1950) (ddr-densho-229-251)
"Portland to Dedicate Nisei War Memorial Monument at Rites Sunday" (p. 1), "Truman Points to Flaws in McCarran Bill" (p. 1), ""Clean' Naturalization Measure Sought" (p. 4).
Masao Watanabe Segment 44 (ddr-densho-1000-103-44)
vh Masao Watanabe Segment 44 (ddr-densho-1000-103-44)
Forming the Nisei Veterans Committee in recognition of unique wartime experiences

At the time this interview was taped, Mr. Watanabe was recovering from a recent series of cancer treatments.

Pacific Citizen, Vol. 63, No. 12 (September 16, 1966) (ddr-pc-38-37)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 63, No. 12 (September 16, 1966) (ddr-pc-38-37)
Select article titles: "Gen. Willoughby to address MIS veteran reunion" (p. 1); "Issei, Nisei Image in Japan Valuable, Says Professor" (p. 1); "Chicago Nisei Drum & Bugle Corps Ambassadors create goodwill on tour" (p. 1).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 110, No. 9 (March 9, 1990) (ddr-pc-62-9)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 110, No. 9 (March 9, 1990) (ddr-pc-62-9)
Select article titles: "Most States Tell JACL-LEC Redress Payments Will be Exempt from Income Tax; Follow-up Urged"(p.1);"'Buddaheads' vs. 'Kotonks': Cultures of Hawaiian and Mainland Nikkei Explored"(p.2); "L.A. City Attorney Renews Move to Avoid Minorites Census Undercounting of 1980"(p.3); "Nikkei Veterans of WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Honored by City, Officials ...
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 (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.]
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.
The Newell Star, Vol. II, No. 43 (October 26, 1945) (ddr-densho-284-93)
doc The Newell Star, Vol. II, No. 43 (October 26, 1945) (ddr-densho-284-93)
Selected article titles: "Those Seeking Changes in Forms Must Write" (p. 1), "Minidoka Camp Closes 9 Days Ahead of Schedule" (p. 1), "General Stilwell's Action Commended by Secy. Ickes" (p. 2), and "3 Govt. Departments: Remove or Modify Rules for Employment of Nisei" (p. 4).
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.
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