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Tribute To World War II NISEI Veterans

The start of the program was simple, yet powerful, as 120 NISEI veterans, including U.S. Senator Daniel Inouye, took their place on stage during a prolonged standing ovation from an audience that included Washington State Governor Christine Gregoire, retired Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Richard Myers, former Deputy Secretary of Defense and Senior Boeing Executive Rudy deLeon and a contingent of prominent military, government, business and community leaders. Densho Executive Director Tom Ikeda gave a multimedia historical presentation about Japanese American World War II veterans using both amusing and tear-jerking video clips from the Densho collection. This was followed by a heartfelt tribute to the NISEI veterans by recently retired four-star General Richard Myers who said that "on my first Veterans' Day as a veteran, I can think of no other place I would rather be than in Seattle honoring these men." The keynote address was given by U.S. Senator and Medal of Honor recipient Daniel K. Inouye.                                               

Video Information
Year: 2005
Genre: Educational
Keywords: Densho; The Japanese American Legacy Project; Veteran's Day Tribute to Japanese American WWII Vets; Tom Ikeda; General Richard Myers; Senator Daniel K. Inouye;
Duration: 01:34:33
Color: Yes
Sound: Yes
Amount of Motion: Low
Language: English
Sponsor: Densho
Contributing Organization: Densho
Transcript Available: No

Digitization Information
Digitization Date: 2006
Digitizing Organization: Open Video

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