The legacy of the Nisei who served in WWII, both on and off the fields of battle, is found in the values that guided them: gaman (patience), on (honor) and giri (obligation). We find the hero within when we do our best to practice these values in our everyday lives.
Throughout the year we work to preserve and pass down the history and legacy of the Nisei soldiers by developing educational exhibits; hosting talks by community leaders, authors, teachers, and artists; and presenting workshops aimed at inspiring present and future generations to serve their communities and country.
World-renowned storyteller Alton Takiyama-Chung will headline the evening presenting “Heroes: The Story of the 100thIFB/442nd RCT”. NVMC will also be awarding our annual “Hero Award” to a special member of the community. For those who enjoy our silent auction, this year’s auction will happen online beginning one week prior (November 13) and ending one week after (November 27)...read more