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 (266)

Related articles from the Densho Encyclopedia :
Dan Aoki

266 items
[Mini-reunion, room] (ddr-csujad-1-177)
img [Mini-reunion, room] (ddr-csujad-1-177)
A photograph of attendees in a hotel room. Recorded number on the back side of the photograph: "101295-148." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_08_103
[Mini-reunion, musical performance] (ddr-csujad-1-159)
img [Mini-reunion, musical performance] (ddr-csujad-1-159)
A photograph of attendees' musical performance. Recorded number on the back side of the photograph: "101195-104." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_08_085
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.]
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.
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.
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).
API