OUR MISSION

 

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.

 

READ OUR MESSAGE FROM NVN LEADERSHIP »

"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)

INITIATIVES

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PRESERVE

  • The new National Museum of US Army will open its doors in 2019 which will include the contributions of the 100th Infantry Battalion, 442nd RCT and Military Intelligence Service.
  • Working in partnership with the Museum, the National Veterans Network will provide content and resources on the Nisei Soldier for its permanent exhibition in 2019 and will develop a special exhibition on the Nisei Soldier to be unveiled in 2021.

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/

EDUCATE

The National Veterans Network and Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center will bring the Nisei Soldiers CGM digital exhibition to teachers and students nationwide:

 

  • Development of a curriculum based on the Nisei Soldier digital exhibition and distribution through Teaching Tolerance, a project of the Southern Law Poverty Center.
  • Spring student webinar with the National WWII Museum reaching 3,000 to 7,000 students
  • Planning of a national teachers institute with the National History Day in 2017-2018
  • Creation of an online Japanese American WWII soldier collection for teachers on the Smithsonian Learning Lab.

ADVOCATE

#IAmAmerican Social Media Campaign

  • Join us on upholding the Japanese American World War II legacy by  demonstrating on what it means to be an American to you
  • Be part of a national conversation - submit a photo or video with your American story to post on facebook and twitter now

 

Share your #IAmAmerican with us today.

 

OUR IMPACT

NISEI SOLDIER STORY

 

Watch this powerful 3 minute video and learn about the life stories of 12 Nisei soldiers at cgm.smithsonianapa.org.

TAKE ACTION

DONATE ONLINE

Support the Nisei Soldier Legacy

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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