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Education is a key part of our mission. Our goal is to inform and engage others in this invaluable piece of our American history, and use it as a teaching tool for generations to come. By understanding the Nisei soldiers’ stories of loyalty, courage and patriotism, we help to preserve our democracy and shape a more just and equal society

We encourage you to explore our Learn section which includes additional history and background on the soldiers who served, curriculum for educators, a video library, and more in depth resources from other organizations and partners around the country.

History of the Soldiers (The War Years 1941 – 1946)
Japanese Americans, vilified and imprisoned without trials at the outset of the war simply because of their race, would soon become some of America’s greatest heroes. This is their story.
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Resources for Educators & Researchers
In partnership with the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, we are pleased to offer an elementary and middle school curriculum for download, as well as resources provided by partnering organizations nationwide.
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U.S. Army Exhibition – Nisei Soldier Experience
In the summer of 2020, the National Museum of the United States Army will celebrate the opening of its new facility in Fort Belvoir, VA, just outside of Washington, DC.
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Smithsonian Digital Exhibition – Soldier Stories
In 2016, the NVN celebrated the launch of a digital exhibition celebrating the military service of the Japanese American Nisei soldiers.
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Congressional Gold Medal
Nearly seven decades after the beginning of World War II, the Congressional Gold Medal – the nation’s highest civilian award – was bestowed collectively on the U.S. Army’s 100th Infantry Battalion, the 442nd Regimental Combat Team and the Military Intelligence Service (MIS) for their extraordinary accomplishments in World War II.
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Other Projects & Initiatives
In addition to the exhibitions, curriculum and historical context and resources, the National Veterans Network also initiates other projects, events, advocacy work and other initiatives that help further its mission.
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