The Go For Broke Monument stands as a powerful tribute to the Japanese American soldiers of World War II.
These courageous individuals fought to serve their country and to prove their patriotism so that their families and future generations could live and work freely in the United States without fear of discrimination or racial prejudice.
The black granite monument is engraved with the names of more than 16,000 Japanese American men and women who served during the war. It includes the Nisei soldiers who served in these military units during World War II in the European, Pacific, and China-Burma-India theaters:
- 100th Infantry Battalion (Separate)
- 442nd Regimental Combat Team
- Military Intelligence Service
- 522nd Field Artillery Battalion
- 232nd Combat Engineer Company
- 1399 Engineer Construction Battalion
Located in the historic district of Little Tokyo in Los Angeles, California, the Go For Broke Monument today welcomes tens of thousands of visitors from around the world each year.