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:
Office: 808/ 244-6862
or visit www.nvmc.org