Invites Public to Hear Stories of Japanese American WWII Veterans and To Share Their Own Unique American Story
WASHINGTON, May 6, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The National Veterans Network (NVN) invites the public to share their story for its #IAmAmerican social media campaign. The NVN strives to educate current and future generations about the extraordinary legacy of American WWII soldiers of Japanese ancestry in order to promote equality and justice. These stories of uncommon valor and selfless service, despite prejudice and racism, is a story of equality and justice.
Given the racial climate of 2021, including #StopAsianHate, it has never been timelier to share and learn about the inspirational accounts of Americans soldiers of Japanese ancestry who served in the segregated unit of
during World War II. Nearly 33,000 young men and women made a decision to fight for the United States of America, at a time when they were looked upon with suspicion and discriminated against based solely on their race and ancestry. Despite this, when called to serve, thousands enlisted from Hawaii and out of American concentration camps that incarcerated 120,000 Japanese immigrants and Japanese Americans behind barbed wire. Their courage and sacrifices led them to become one of the most highly decorated military unit for their size…