Welcome to the FFNV Website
Friends and Family of Nisei Veterans (FFNV) began as an E Company-sponsored group in Northern California to preserve the proud accomplishments of the 100 Battalion/442nd Regimental Combat Team (RCT) and to honor all veterans of the RCT.
Keep the Story Alive
Following the formal approval by the Mayor and City Council of Bruyères for the proposed Heroes of the Vosges Museum, a website was prepared that encourages cash donations and the offering of artifacts associated with both the 100th/442nd and the French Resistance. The Resistance played an important role in assisting the Nisei. Too many of these precious artifacts have already been lost to history as the children and grandchildren of the Nisei may be unaware of their historical importance.
Please go to vosgesheroes.org. There you can read the approved plan and contribute as you see fit. A form for donation artifacts can be downloaded from the site. If you have or know of others who have artifacts that can be loaned or donated to the museum, please have any questions directed to me at [email protected] or 916-233-8069.
CGM and GFB virtual events
* Join us for a 30-minute virtual presentation to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of the Nisei Soldier Congressional Gold Medal.
* Go For Broke National Education Center’s (GFBNEC) Living Nisei WWII Veteran Photo Tribute.
JANM Debuts Interactive ‘Talk’ With Nisei Veteran
A powerful new exhibition, “The Interactive StoryFile of Lawson Iichiro Sakai,” is now open at the Japanese American National Museum (JANM).
ISLAND CITY WATERWAYS: UPROOTED
“Island City Waterways: Uprooted” is the 3rd in a series of site-specific performances of dance, theater and music, that celebrate the history of Alameda’s unique waterfront. Uprooted will tell the story of Alameda Point, from the rise of civilian flight, to a Naval Air Station (NAS) that staged four wars, to land being repurposed to fill the promise of a community’s future.
BRIAN SHIROYAMA RECOGNIZED BY JAPANESE COUNSULATE
Morgan Hill man honored for preserving history of Japanese American soldiers.
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Lawson Sakai's Last Visit to France
USS Hornet Museum
The USS Hornet Museum is now open on Saturday and Sunday until further notice. The Nisei Veterans’ Exhibit aboard the USS Hornet Aircraft Carrier Museum, Alameda, CA is normally open Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Questions? Please contact Brian Shiroyama at [email protected] or call (408) 896-1021 to learn of its current status.
On June 3, 2021, the United States Postal Service (USPS) released the Go For Broke stamp. In addition, a Collectable Set, a booklet that explains various Nisei units during World War II, was published. The USPS used FFNV’s campaign map displayed at the USS Hornet Museum in Alameda in the booklet.
Due to size limitations, the map in the booklet needed to be modified. The FFNV’s map was developed by Lawson Sakai, E Company, 442nd Regimental Combat Team, and thus it is copyright protected.