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Veterans of All Eras — You Deserve a Parade

Japanese American veterans of the Vietnam War march in last year’s Nisei Week Parade. (MARIO G. REYES/Rafu Shimpo)

Veterans from WWII, Korea, Vietnam and more recent conflicts have been participating for several years, some for decades. We invite and welcome veterans from all eras to take their rightful place among us in the Nisei Week Parade. We would be proud to walk or ride with you. You served your country with honor. Please join your fellow veterans as our community shows its appreciation.

The parade is Sunday, Aug. 11, at 4 p.m. Formation for the parade begins approximately 2:30 p.m. at the corner of Third Street and Central Avenue. Come early to ensure parking and enjoy the exhibits and festivities of Nisei Week.

Also join fellow veterans at the Japanese American Korean War Veterans Hospitality Room at the Japanese American Cultural & Community Center, 244 S. San Pedro St., which is only a block from the formation site.

The JACCC is also the home of the Japanese American National War Memorial Court, the only place in the country which honors, by name, the over 1,200 Americans of Japanese ancestry who gave their lives in defense of the U.S.A.

Additional information can be obtained at the Nisei Week website or by contacting:

Chris Segawa (

Ken Hayashi (

Victor Muraoka (

James Nakamura (

This monument created by the Japanese American Korean War Veterans is part of the Japanese American National War Memorial Court at the JACCC. (MARIO G. REYES/Rafu Shimpo)

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