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05 Dec 2011 1:31 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Or bypass the home page and go directly to the CGM page via this URL: http://www.javadc.org/Congressional%20Gold%20Medal%202011.htm.

Among the coverage, you will find: 

·         The Story behind the design of the CGM.

·         JAVA Press Release

·         How to get the replicas of the CGM

·         Events of the three day program were: 

 November 1: 

10:30 - 12:00 Noon WW II Nisei Veterans Program, including Bronze Star Medal presentation, Washington Hilton Hotel, Columbia Hall. Video from the US Army will be uploaded when it is received.

2:15 PM Wreath Laying Ceremony at the National WW II Memorial Freedom Wall. Video provided by Matthew Moul.

November 2: 

11:00-12:00 Noon Presentation of Congressional Gold Medal, Emancipation Hall, US Congress, Speaker Boehner presiding.

4:00-5:00 PM Presentation of Congressional Gold Medal Replica to Senator Daniel K. Inouye, Washington Hilton Hotel Columbia Hall. Video provided by Matthew Moul.

6:00 PM Gala Dinner. Washington Hilton Hotel International Hall . JAVA is attempting to obtain a video from National Veterans Network.

November 3:

10:00-11:00 AM Memorial Service for Next of Kin of KIA at the National Japanese American Memorial to Patriotism. If anyone has a video of this Program, please contact Dave Buto (admin@javadc.org) 

·         On the right side of the page, there are press articles on the Washington, DC events. 

The three-day program of Congressional Gold Medal presentation and associated events in Washington, DC was arranged by the National Veterans Network, a coalition of some 25 Japanese American veterans and civic organizations of which Christine SatoYamazaki is the chairperson. JAVA is a member of the Network.

JAVA invites researchers, students, media, veterans and their families to review this website that has recorded a most important event in Japanese American history.

If anyone has any new articles from print or broadcast news organizations and new and interesting photos of the events, please send them to our webmaster, Dave Buto at admin@javadc.org and cc Terry Shima at ttshima@comcast.net. Follow JAVA on Facebook by accessing the link on JAVA’s website.

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JAPANESE AMERICAN VETERANS ASSOCIATION 1313 Dolley Madison Blvd; McLean, VA 22101 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 5, 2011 Vol. VI No. 26 CONTACT: Dave Buto, admin@javadc.org Terry Shima, ttshima@comcast.net

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