Northwest Asian Weekly
January 1, 2017 By Northwest Asian Weekly 1 Comment
Stan Shikuma says
May 24, 2017 at 1:55 pm
Nisei Veterans Committee and NVC Foundation present:
Memorial Day Service
Monday, May 29, 2017
10:100 AM – 11:00 AM
Lake View Cemetery
1554 15th Avenue East
Keynote Speaker: Lt General Gary J. Volesky, US Army
Commander of I Corps and Joint Base Lewis-McChord
Every year since 1946, the NVC has held a Memorial Day Service to honor Japanese American and other veterans who gave their service – and too often their very lives – in duty to our country. Over the years it has become one of the oldest and largest Memorial Day services in the Northwest, with several hundred gathering by the Nisei War Memorial, a 22-foot tall granite obelisk inscribed with the sites of major campaigns of WW II in Europe and the Pacific as well as the names of KIA from the Spanish-Amerian War, WW I, WW II, the Korean Conflict, Vietnam and Granada.
This year we are pleased to have the new Commander of I Corps and Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Lt General Gary J. Volesky, join us as our keynote speaker. The program will start with a presentation of colors by the Seattle Buddhist Temple Boy Scout Troop 252, prayers and meditations from both Christian and Buddhist perspectives, our Keynote speech, and end with a presentation of floral wreaths by over a dozen community and veterans organizations in memory of our fallen heroes.
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