The following tributes honor the Nisei Soldiers Legacy on the occasion of the Go For Broke Soldiers Stamp release…
THE WHITE HOUSE
President Joe Biden
Erika Moritsugu, Deputy Assistant to the President and AAPI Senior Liaison
THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
NATIONAL PARK SERVICE
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO CREATE A TRIBUTE…
We welcome you to create your own tribute in honor of the Nisei World War II Soldiers, on the occasion of the stamp’s issuance. We encourage you to post it on your social media with #StampOurStory.
As an option, if you feel that you have a special one that may be suitable for a broader audience, please contact us. We especially invite lawmakers and organizational leaders to contact us if they would like to submit a special tribute, videotaped or written.
They can be in many formats, but we ask that they be celebratory in tone to honor of our Nisei elders who served and sacrificed during World War II. We also ask that they use appropriate language and content that would be suitable, for example, for a child in middle school who might be reading. We ask that they be relatively brief in nature. See more details below and contact us with any questions.
Tributes can be creatively done, and include, but are not limited to, written statements.
Here are a few examples:
- Written tributes (personal reflections, open letter to a grandfather/grandmother, poem, a reprinting of a letter from a soldier or letter from a loved one to a soldier, and so on);
- Spoken word performance (videotaped spoken word tribute, such as one of the written tributes from above that is spoken aloud and recorded);
- Visual art;
- Musical performance (videotaped);
- Other performance (videotaped play, or script reading, or other performance art).
For anything you would like to send to us, please keep them very brief if possible under 5 minutes.
Send questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For videotaped tributes, please keep the following in mind (contact us with questions):
- Stay safe and follow CDC guidance as you film your clip.
- No special equipment is needed – You can even use your phone!
- If possible, please use your camera or phone on landscape/horizontal format. (see graphics below)
- Click here to learn some tips on filming with your smartphone.
- If using a phone (see iPhone and android screenshots attached): Go to settings-camera-record video, and be sure that you are capturing the video at 4k at 30 fps (UHD 3840×2160 (60fps) for Android) to have the most flexibility. Frame the performance horizontal. If unable to film at 4k, please choose 1080p HD at 30 fps (1920×1080 (30fps) for Android).
- If using a camera: Frame the performance horizontal. Your default camera and audio quality should work fine. It is best practice to film your video in a quiet location without a lot of surrounding noise.
- Be cognizant of wind, ambient noise (especially traffic noise), and sun glare.
- Sun should always be in front of the subject(s).
- Please speak slowly and concise in video.
We would like to acknowledge and thank National Park Service Educational Programs for their assistance with this page.