2.25.2018 Update to Registration Information for the 442nd RCT 75th Anniversary Banquet
It’s not too late to register for the 75th Anniversary of the 442nd RCT banquet that will be on Sunday, March 18, 2018! The deadline has been moved back to March 7. Please share this information with your friends and family.
Important change: The doors will open at 9:30 instead of 10 AM.
We are looking for volunteers to be Guidon Bearers representing all the 442 companies, to march in the opening procession.
If your veteran loved one is deceased or not able to march in the procession, we are welcoming family members to march behind the Guidon Bearer of their dad/grandpa’s/great-grandpa’s company. Participants are asked to bring an 8” x 10” photo of their loved one in a standing frame to be placed on a table at the end of the procession.
Lastly, we still need participants to read short passages of quotes and poignant messages from soldiers during war time. Participants may also read their own message to their father/grandfather. The messages should be a minute or less.
If you’re interested in volunteering for any of these program activities, please contact Gwen Fujie at email@example.com, or 888-9374 as soon as possible.
Please see attached registration and procession forms for more information.
Mahalo and see you on the 18th!
Who We Are
As Americans of Japanese ancestry, our grandfathers, fathers, uncles and friends of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team fought two battles in World War II: prejudice at home and the enemy in Europe. At the outbreak of the war, Japanese Americans faced suspicion and distrust. Executive Order 9066 by President Roosevelt sealed the fate of Japanese Americans living on the West Coast. They were placed in barbed wired internment camps, leaving behind property and possession.
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What We Do
The Sons & Daughters of the 442nd RCT is a chapter of the 442 Veterans Club. We were established in 1993 and have been in existence for the past 20 years. Our primary function is to provide support to the Veterans. We assist in the planning and implementation of various activities such as the annual 442 Veterans Anniversary Banquet, various military activities and functions and the annual Joint Memorial Services at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl.