71st Annual NVC Memorial Day Program
Monday, May 30, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM
Lake View Cemetery, 1554 15th Avenue East, Seattle
Each year since 1946, the Nisei Veterans Committee has held a Memorial Day Service to honor all who have died in service of their country, especially members of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team (the most highly decorated unit for size and length of service in the history of the US Military) and the Military Intelligence Service (a group credited by General MacArthur’s staff with shortening the War in the Pacific by two years).
Several hundred Japanese Americans and friends will come out to honor their valor and sacrifice, made all the more remarkable by the fact the US Government had forcibly removed and incarcerated their families at the start of WW II. We will be joined by special guest speaker Lieutenant General Stephen R. Lanza, Commanding General, I Corps Joint Base Lewis-McChord.