Members of the U.S. Army, the U.S. Air Force, and the Japan Ground Self-Defense Forces will come together at the Japan-U.S. Military Program (JUMP) event to honor the Nisei Veterans who served in the segregated 100th Battalion/442nd Regimental Combat Team (RCT) and the Military Intelligence Service (MIS), during World War II. The event, held by the Nisei Veterans Committee in collaboration with the Japan-America Society of the State of Washington and with support from the Consulate General of Japan in Seattle, will include American and Japanese forces, officials with Joint Base Lewis McChord, and veterans from the area who have served in Japan.
It will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, at the NVC Memorial Hall in Seattle and will include a tour of the venue, a luncheon featuring Japanese cuisine, special guests and speakers, taiko drumming, and a special video presentation featuring Nisei Veteran Sam Mitsui.
The event is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required. Click here to RSVP.