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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.

Military service (88)
Veterans' organizations (273)

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[Mini-reunion, shop] (ddr-csujad-1-128)
img [Mini-reunion, shop] (ddr-csujad-1-128)
A photograph of attendees in a shop. Recorded number on the back side of the photograph: "101195-67." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_08_054
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.
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.
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.
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.
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-35-53)
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-35-49)
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.
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-35-50)
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.
Nisei veteran Memorial Day service (ddr-densho-35-55)
img Nisei veteran Memorial Day service (ddr-densho-35-55)
Every Memorial Day weekend, there is a service that honors Nisei veterans. The service takes place 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-35-52)
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 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.
Visit from Senator Daniel Inouye (ddr-densho-114-362)
img Visit from Senator Daniel Inouye (ddr-densho-114-362)
This photo was taken at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.
Funeral service (ddr-densho-114-578)
img Funeral service (ddr-densho-114-578)
This funeral service was held at the Evergreen-Washelli Cemetery in Seattle, Washington.
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.
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.
Crowning of the Reunion Queen (ddr-densho-114-405)
img Crowning of the Reunion Queen (ddr-densho-114-405)
Shiro Kashino is crowning the Reunion Queen as part of the National Nisei Veterans Reunion festivities.
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 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.
Memorial service (ddr-densho-114-592)
img Memorial service (ddr-densho-114-592)
This memorial service was held at the Evergreen-Washelli Cemetery in Seattle, Washington.
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