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The National Veterans Network is a coalition that enlightens the public about the legacy of Japanese American World War II soldiers.
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Perseverance

It took 43 years of lobbying after the end of WWII to pass the Civil Liberties Act
of 1988, and 61 years after the end of WWII for Congress to recognize the 100th,
442nd, and MIS with a Gold Medal


The Hawaii Nisei Project

Member organizations of the National Veterans Network have
struggled for generations to raise awareness of what happened to
Japanese Americans during World War II. They have also struggled
to win recognition for 100th, 442nd and MIS.

It took 43 years of lobbying after the end of WWII to pass the Civil
Liberties Act of 1988. This act provided a national apology for
incarcerating 120,000 Japanese Americans and a token payment
of $20,000 to survivors of the camps. The act will also help prevent
such injustice from taking place in the future.

It took 66 years after the end of WWII for Congress to recognize
the 100th, 442nd, and MIS with a Gold Medal. By 2011, many had
already passed away. But others, inspired by the veterans’ courage
and compassion, pressed forward to ensure the veterans’ received
the recognition they deserved.