Annual Dinner — FIND THE HERO IN YOURSELF

The NVMC 13th Annual Dinner, “Find the Hero in Yourself,” culminated in the presentation of Leadership, Courage, and Philanthropy Awards.

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Film to Share Story of Maui Internment Camps

Film director Ryan Kawamoto of Honolulu-based Kinetic Productions Inc. spent a day on Maui last October interviewing two Maui residents whose fathers were incarcerated during World War II.

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James Kaleikapu Kaholokula

The life of hero James Kaleikapu Kaholokula, from Paia, through the "Battle of the Lost Battalion" in the Vosges Mountains of France, to award-winning musician, as shared by his grandson Baron Kaholokula.

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"Living History" projects presented by Kamehameha Schools Maui

Students from Kamehameha Schools Maui presented their “Living History” projects at a gathering of the 100th Infantry Battalion, Maui Chapter, held in January at the NVMC.

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NVMC NVMC Mission

The NVMC ignites human potential by inspiring people to find the hero in themselves through the legacy of the Nisei Veterans.

Maui resident and NVMC Volunteer Bo Mahoe views the exhibit.
Photo: Melanie Agrabante

NISEI VETERANS MEMORIAL CENTER ANNOUNCES WWII POP-UP Display

Kahului, HI, Friday, April 14, 2017:

The Nisei Veterans Memorial Center (NVMC) announces a pop-up display of WWII vignettes ranging from the music of the Nisei soldiers, which provided both entertainment for the troops and maintained traditions of military ceremonies, to personal memorabilia from the collections of Pfc. Susumu Fukuyoshi of the 100th Infantry Battalion and Pfc. Hiroichi Tomita of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team. The display will be open to the public through May 26, 2017, Monday – Friday 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

During World War II, approximately 33,000 Japanese Americans served in the US Armed Forces. They fought in Europe, in the Pacific, and in Asia. While they fought overseas, many of their families were imprisoned in internment camps. The Nisei veterans hold a special place in our community’s heart. These brave men volunteered to serve their country, even as the country questioned their loyalty. They proved that loyalty on the faraway battlefields, becoming the most highly decorated unit in U.S. Army history for its size and length of service.

NVMC’s mission is to ignite the potential in people by inspiring them to find the hero in themselves through the legacy of the Nisei Veterans.

For more information contact:
Deidre Tegarden
Office: 808/ 244-6862
deidre@nvmc.org
or visit www.nvmc.org