Thursday, August 27, 2009

Homecoming for Heroes: Veterans Gala in Houston

The National Japanese American Memorial Foundation asks Densho to spread the word about the "Homecoming for Heroes" gala on November 1. The event honors Nisei and Texan veterans whose lives intertwined in 1944 when the 442nd Regimental Combat Team rescued 275 men from the Texas National Guard who were trapped by the Germans. The 442nd suffered tremendous casualities in fighting to save the Lost Battalion. Read about the event here.

NJAMF extends this invitation to veterans of the famous battle:
"This year marks the 65th Anniversary of the rescuing of the Texas 141st Regiment’s “Lost Battalion” by the Nikkei 442nd Regimental Combat Team in the Vosges Mountain of France. The National Japanese American Memorial Foundation and the Host Committee of the “Homecoming for Heroes” would like to invite you and a guest to be our special honoree at a dinner on November 1 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Houston, Texas. We will also host a brunch the following morning, November 2. Each veteran and his one guest will receive complimentary tickets to the Sunday VIP Reception and dinner and Monday brunch. Our current funding allows us to provide additional travel support for up to 50 veterans and their guests on a first come first serve basis."

For more information go to www.njamf.com or call 202-530-0015.

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