Lecture series presents: Japanese Americans in WWII – from incarceration to military service

Posted 1/19/23

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 406, Newport invites the public to their first lecture of 2023. The night will feature a presentation by Ken Nomiyama and James Mcilwain, who will discuss an important …

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Lecture series presents: Japanese Americans in WWII – from incarceration to military service

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Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 406, Newport invites the public to their first lecture of 2023. The night will feature a presentation by Ken Nomiyama and James Mcilwain, who will discuss an important and often overlooked part of our American history - the experiences and contributions of Japanese Americans during World War II.

At the beginning of World War II, 110,000 people of Japanese ancestry were imprisoned in incarceration camps - two-thirds of these people were American citizens. Eventually, some 30,000 Japanese Americans were in uniform during the war, serving in both the European and Pacific theatres, many of which served with distinct valor and heroism. These topics will be presented upon at this Thusrday, Jan 19th at 6pm at the Newport Elks Lodge 104, 141 Pelham St, Newport RI. 

The VFW asks that attendees arrive at 5pm. Light hors d’oeuvres will be provided as well as access to a cash bar. The lecture begins promptly at 6pm. This event is open to all.

WHEN: Thurs, Jan 19 - Event: 5pm, Lecture: 6pm

WHERE: Newport Elks Lodge 104, 141 Pelham St, Newport RI. 

PRICING: $10 donation is appreciated but not critical for entry

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