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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Funeral service (ddr-densho-114-581)
img Funeral service (ddr-densho-114-581)
Nisei soldier giving the flag to a grieving mother.
Bake sale (ddr-densho-114-450)
img Bake sale (ddr-densho-114-450)
Members of the Women's Auxiliary Club displaying their baked goods at the Nisei Veterans Committee bazaar.
Nisei Veterans Committee bazaar (ddr-densho-114-448)
img Nisei Veterans Committee bazaar (ddr-densho-114-448)
This bazaar was held at the Nisei Veterans Committee Clubhouse.
Memorial service (ddr-densho-114-576)
img Memorial service (ddr-densho-114-576)
This memorial service took place at the Evergreen-Washelli Cemetery in Seattle, Washington.
Memorial Day parade (ddr-densho-114-442)
img Memorial Day parade (ddr-densho-114-442)
This parade honoring veterans took place in downtown Seattle, Washington.
Aloha dance (ddr-densho-114-462)
img Aloha dance (ddr-densho-114-462)
This dance took place at Nisei Veterans Committee Hall.
Gold Star parents (ddr-densho-114-647)
img Gold Star parents (ddr-densho-114-647)
Gold Star parents attending a memorial service at the Public Safety Building in Seattle as part of the National Nisei Veterans Reunion.
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.
Work crew (ddr-densho-114-208)
img Work crew (ddr-densho-114-208)
Three Nisei veterans work on remodeling the Seattle Nisei Veterans Clubhouse.
National Nisei Veterans Reunion (ddr-densho-114-341)
img National Nisei Veterans Reunion (ddr-densho-114-341)
Cocktail hour held in the Spanish Ballroom at the Olympic Hotel.
Nisei memorial service (ddr-densho-114-597)
img Nisei memorial service (ddr-densho-114-597)
This memorial service, held at the First Methodist Church, is for 442nd Regimental Combat Team soldiers killed in action in Europe.
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.
Aloha dance (ddr-densho-114-486)
img Aloha dance (ddr-densho-114-486)
This dance took place at Nisei Veterans Committee Hall.
November 1952 Beer Bust (ddr-densho-114-11)
img November 1952 Beer Bust (ddr-densho-114-11)
This event was held at the Rainier Brewery in Seattle, Washington.
Memorial Day parade (ddr-densho-114-457)
img Memorial Day parade (ddr-densho-114-457)
This parade honoring veterans took place in downtown Seattle, Washington.
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.
442nd Veteran's Post No. 9416 (ddr-densho-162-4)
img 442nd Veteran's Post No. 9416 (ddr-densho-162-4)
Included in photo: Hersh Aramaki, Bill Shimizu, Jeri Tsuyuki, Ted Yamashita, Wallace Doi, Seiko Arakaki, Tomi Nakano, Lyle Kurisaki, Jr.
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 …
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