442 RCT/Nisei Veteran Events

Dedication Ceremony of Memorial Monument on March 16, 2018

Dedication Ceremony at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl Crater

photo of new memorial monument
On March 16, 2018 a dedication ceremony was held at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl Crater in Honolulu for a new memorial monument installed along the Memorial Walkway.

The memorial monument was a project of the Sons & Daughters of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team and S&D members Laura Hirayama, Colleen Hirai and Mae Isonaga worked very hard in planning and getting approval for the monument, purchasing the plaque and marble stone base and organizing the dedication ceremony.

In the hallowed atmosphere of Punchbowl/Puowaina and blessed with beautiful weather, S&D President Grace Tsubata Fujii welcomed the audience, which included eight 442nd veterans along with sons and daughters and family and friends.

See these few selected photos of the dedication ceremony.

The S&D offer their warmest “Mahalo” to the following for their contributions leading to this dedication:

U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, National Cemetery of the Pacific
James Horton, Director and Gene Maestas, Public Affairs Specialist

Members of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team

Franklin Bronze Plaque Company
Honor Life Memorial
Wesley Deguchi

from the Memorial Plaque committee

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