Tom Graves to Speak at JAMsj, Exhibit to Open Jan. 17
Tom Graves, FFNV member and nationally recognized author of the award winning book, Twice Heroes: America’s Nisei Veterans of WWII and Korea will exhibit portraits and interviews of Bay Area veterans at the Japanese American Museum of San Jose (JAMsj), in a three-pronged salute to Nisei veterans entitled Twice Heroes and More. The exhibit opens to the public January 17, 2015 at 1:00 and runs through May 31, 2015. Six new portraits and interviews of local WWII and Korean War Veterans will be on display for the first time.
Tom then travels to the Pacific Northwest for three presentations. The first on Thursday, January 29, at 3:00 p.m., at the Bainbridge Island Historical Museum (215 Ericksen Avenue NE; 206-842-2773). Later the same day, at 7:30 p.m., at Eagle Harbor Book Co. (157 Winslow Way East; 206-842-5332), he will discuss his 13 years of experiences meeting the heroic men and women portrayed in the book, and his ongoing dedication to educating others about this dark chapter in American history.
He will also speak on Saturday, January 31, at 7:00 p.m., at the NVC Foundation (Nisei Veterans Committee, 1212 South King Street, Seattle; This event, where he will also show portraits, will be co-sponsored by the University of Washington Department of American Ethics Studies, Asian American Studies.
TWICE HEROES earned the prestigious 2014 Benjamin Franklin Award in History. In addition to FFNV, he is a member of the USMC Combat Correspondents Association, the 99th Infantry Battalion Educational Foundation board of directors and the USS San Francisco CA-38 Memorial Foundation. See more on Twice Heroes at www.TwiceHeroes.com.