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OUR MISSION: To educate and inspire character and equality through the virtue and valor of our World War II American veterans of Japanese ancestry.


Currently, the Defining Courage exhibition is closed due to continued COVID-19 safety and health concerns. Re-opening plans are tentatively scheduled for Spring 2022. The Go For Broke Monument is open to the public and visitors are encouraged to follow current pandemic guidelines. Thank you for your interest and support!


EOA Marketplace

New this year is the EOA Marketplace, an exclusive online shopping experience curated by the Torchbearers. The Marketplace features unique gifts and experiences from small business owners and our friends in the larger Nikkei community who support the mission of GFBNEC. Proceeds will be donated back to GFBNEC in support of this year's Evening of Aloha.

The Marketplace will be live from Wednesday, November 10 to Sunday, November 21, 2021 (until midnight PST).


Letters to Home

We are currently looking for letters and correspondence written to or from Nisei veterans during WWII for an upcoming documentary project, Letters to Home. Diaries, journals or scrapbooks are also welcomed. This project will be in partnership with ABC7 News Anchor, documentarian and member of GFBNEC Board of Directors, David Ono, and will shed light on more powerful perspectives and stories from the Nisei WWII experience.

Email with scans of your documents or any questions.

Six Unit Segments

During WWII, over 33,000 Japanese American men and women bravely served in the Pacific, in Europe and at home. Learn more about the segregated Japanese American military units of the 100th Infantry Battalion, 442nd Regimental Combat Team, 522nd Field Artillery Battalion, 232nd Combat Engineer Company, Military Intelligence Service, 1399 Engineering Construction Battalion, Women’s Auxiliary Corps and Cadet Nurses. Click here to view our YouTube playlist, The Six Japanese American Military Units of WWII which originally aired during our 22nd Go For Broke Monument Anniversary and is part of our series, Sharing Stories Around the Table.

Watch the full Monument Anniversary >>


20th Annual Evening of Aloha
Saturday, November 13
4pm to 5pm PST
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