The following message is a special request by the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee (NVC) Foundation. The NVC spearheaded efforts for the recent Washington state resolution supporting the stamp:
The NVC Foundation in Seattle has embarked on a fundraising effort to honor our Japanese American heritage with the new NVC Japanese American Memorial Wall.
This memorial is your opportunity to honor your grandparents, parents, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, and cousins – both living and deceased – who were interned during World War II as a result of Executive Order 9066 as well Japanese Americans who have fought and died for America in the military.
One section of the memorial dedicated to Japanese Americans who were interned and detained during World War II with each brick having the name of an internee and the camp or camps to which they were forcibly imprisoned by the U.S. Government. The other section honor Japanese Americans who served in the 442nd Regimental Combat Team and the Military Intelligence Service during WW II as well as other Japanese American veterans.
Having these names on bricks on this memorial wall will ensure their names will never be forgotten and their legacy will live forever. We must never forget their sacrifices and their bravery.
In order to give everyone the opportunity to participate the minimum donation is $250 per brick to ensure every family will be able to honor all of their loved ones. There is no limit to the number of bricks you can donate and for internees who served in military; you can honor them with a brick in both the internee and military sections.
Please make you tax deductible checks payable to the “NVC Foundation”.