Staff, 2022-12-22 11:13:23,
WASHINGTON – As part of a Veterans Day celebration in Washington, D.C., National Veterans Network (NVN) Executive Director Christine Sato-Yamazaki announced two national programs with the National Museum of the U.S. Army and the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center.
The two programs are focused on educating and sharing the experiences of 33,000 Japanese Americans who fought in the service of the U.S. to demonstrate their loyalty and patriotism in World War II, and the 120,000 Japanese Americans who were forcibly relocated into 10 War Relocation Authority (WRA) incarceration camps.
“NVN’s mission is critical in today’s environment to continue to educate the public of the Japanese American history to ensure its stories and lessons are not forgotten,” said Sato-Yamazaki. “We are grateful to continue our collaboration with the National Army Museum and the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center with these two national programs as they will enable the NVN to continue our mission and share these important stories.”
Together, the National Army Museum, the Army Historical Foundation, and the National Veterans Network are working on a ten-city traveling exhibition to educate the public about the extraordinary heroism of Nisei soldiers who enlisted for military service during World War II from the islands of Hawaii to the mainland U.S., where 4,000 volunteered from WRA concentration…
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