Due to the fact that many Nisei veterans were unable to attend the Congressional Gold Medal ceremony in Washington, D.C. in November, several regional celebrations are being planned.
Two events honoring the 100th Infantry Battalion, 442nd Regimental Combat Team and Military Intelligence Service have been held — in Honolulu on Dec. 17 and in Seattle on Jan. 14. According to the National Veterans Network, a coalition of Japanese American veteran and civic organizations, upcoming events are as follows:
• Saturday, Feb. 18, in Salt Lake City. Contact Jeanette Spencer at [email protected]
• Sunday, Feb. 19, presented by Central California District Council of the Japanese American Citizens League and its Pinedale Assembly Center Memorial Project. Contact Dale Ikeda at [email protected]
• Sunday, Feb. 19, in Houston, Texas. Contact Gary Nakamura at j[email protected]
• Thursday, Feb. 23, at Japanese American Museum of San Jose. Visit www.jamsj.org.
• Sunday, March 4, presented by Monterey Chapter JACL and Monterey Peninsula Nisei Memorial Post 1629. Contact Larry Oda at [email protected] or (831) 758-7107 or Post Commander Jim Suzuki at [email protected] or (831) 384-8493.
• Sunday, April 22, in Chicago. Contact Howard Hieshima at [email protected]
For updates visit http://nationalveteransnetwork.com.