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2022 Memorial Day Service

74th Annual Arlington National Cemetery

Memorial Day Service

Arlington National Cemetery Columbarium

Sunday, May 29, 2022 

10:00 am ET / 7:00 am PT 


Linda Sato Adams

Co-President, Japanese American Citizens League, DC Chapter

Gerald Yamada

President, Japanese American Veterans Association

John Tobe

Board Chair National Japanese American Memorial Foundation

Bridget Keaveney, Mineta Fellow & Alex Shinkawa, Inouye Fellow

Japanese American Citizens League, National

Student Speaker

Thomas Kruhlak, 5th Grader

Spark M. Matsunaga Elementary School

Keynote Address 

Dr. James McNaughton

Author of Nisei Linguists: Japanese Americans in the Military Intelligence Service during World War II

Special Tribute

Colonel Jimmie Kanaya, U.S. Army

Three War Veteran, WWII (442nd RCT), Vietnam and Korean

LTC Mark T. Nakagawa, USA (Ret)

Executive Council, Japanese American Veterans Association


The Japanese American Veterans Association

Japanese American Citizens League, DC Chapter

The National Japanese American Memorial Foundation

Japanese American Citizens League

Watch the 74th Annual Memorial Day Arlington National Cemetery Service on Facebook

If you plan to attend the Memorial Day Service in person: 

Please arrive by 9:30 at the ANC Visitors Center.

By METRO: Metro to Arlington National Cemetery, go through Visitor Center & to the Columbarium. 

By CAR: Park at the Visitor Center Parking, Arlington National Cemetery (ANC)

Shuttle:  A shuttle from the visitors center will run between 9:10 and 9:40 am. Please enter the visitors center and ask for shuttle location. Shuttle cars will have JAVA/JACL signs.

Walking: It is approximately 1/2 mile from the Visitors Center to the Columbarium.

NOTE: The Virginia State Police will close part of Washington Boulevard near the Pentagon.  From 7:00 a.m. to approximately 4:00 p.m., Washington Boulevard (Route 27) will be closed from I-395 to the Memorial Bridge.  There will also be no access to Arlington National Cemetery (ANC ) from Washington, DC via the Memorial Bridge.  ANC will only be accessible from southbound George Washington Memorial Parkway. Please monitor local traffic reports for updates.

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