The National Veterans Network Advisory Board is pleased to present the following new mission statement of the National Veterans Network:
To preserve, educate, and advocate how the World War II Nisei Soldiers’ Loyalty, Courage and Patriotism embody American values and shape future decisions about justice and equality in a democracy.
"American Soldiers of Japanese Ancestry delivered a powerful lesson in citizenship during World War II. Their values – loyalty, courage, patriotism – are timeless statements about being American. Rising above fear and prejudice, they wrote an unrivaled battle history that remains legendary, even today. It’s an American story for the ages. Help us tell it well.”
- General Eric K. Shinseki, U.S. Army (Retired)
About the Museum:
As Army’s national landmark, the National Museum of US Army will unveil its 185,000 sqft facility in Ft. Belvoir, Virginia to honor America’s soldiers and preserve the history of the US Army. To learn more, visit http://thenmusa.org/
The National Veterans Network and Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center will bring the Nisei Soldiers CGM digital exhibition to teachers and students nationwide:
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Watch this powerful 3 minute video and learn about the life stories of 12 Nisei soldiers at cgm.smithsonianapa.org.
Honor a Nisei soldier with a donation that brings the Nisei soldier stories to teachers and students nationwide, many of whom have never heard about the Japanese American WWII experience. Support us to ensure their stories of loyalty, courage and patriotism are preserved and taught.
To send a donation by mail, please make the check payable to “National Veterans Network/Tides Center” and send to P.O. Box 1221, Torrance, CA 90505. If you wish to donate in honor or memory of a Nisei Soldier, please provide his/her name and unit. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. National Veterans Network’s fiscal sponsor is the Tides Center EIN #94-3213100.
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