To educate and inspire character and equality through the virtue and valor of our World War II American veterans of Japanese ancestry.
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Go For Broke Monument 25th Anniversary Virtual Tribute
Sunday, June 2, 2024 | 2 p.m. PDT
Watch on GFBNEC’s YouTube Channel
Since its dedication in 1999, the Go For Broke Monument Anniversary Tribute is held to commemorate the Monument’s dedication to honor the more than 16,000 Japanese American men and women who served during WWII and whose names are forever etched in granite.
More information about this year’s event will be forthcoming.
Watch last year’s Go For Broke Monument Anniversary Virtual Tribute on GFBNEC’s YouTube channel.
23rd Annual Evening of Aloha Gala Dinner
Saturday, September 14, 2024
Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites, Los Angeles
Go For Broke National Education Center’s Evening of Aloha is our largest fundraising activity of the year and provides vital direct support of our preservation efforts, engaging programming and enhanced outreach to younger, more diverse audiences. Join us for a memorable evening as we recognize the Nisei veterans living across the nation. This year, GFBNEC is honored to have Chef Roy Yamaguchi, GFBNEC Board of Director, a founder of Hawai’i Regional Cuisine and newly appointed executive director of the University of Hawai’i’s Culinary Institute of the Pacific, return to design our Evening of Aloha menu.
Evening of Aloha sponsorship and registration information will be available in the coming months.
National Torchbearers Program
Go For Broke Journalism Institute
Piloted in the summer of 2022, GFBNEC and the Asian American Journalist Association – LA Chapter shared the Japanese American WWII soldiers’ story with LAUSD’s Downtown Business Magnets High School students, and also provided first-rate journalistic instruction. We invite you to watch our newest video featuring the participating students and journalists.
Watch our new virtual programming!
Medal of Honor Recipient Pvt. Joe Hayashi
Living the Nisei Dream
2023 National Torchbearers Convening
Go For Broke Monument
The Go For Broke Monument stands as a powerful tribute to Japanese American men and women who served during WWII. The black granite monument is engraved with the names of the more than 16,000 who served in 100th Infantry Battalion, 442nd Regimental Combat Team, Military Intelligence Service, 522 Field Artillery Battalion, 232nd Combat Engineer Company and the 1399 Engineer Construction Battalion in Europe and the Pacific.
Hanashi Oral History Collection
Search the world’s largest collection of over 1,200 audiovisual interviews of Japanese American WWII veterans. Since 1988, the Hanashi Collection has shed light upon the war experience that cannot be conveyed by official records alone.
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2021 Major Sponsors
We thank our major donors for their generous support of our vital mission and work!
Rick and Patee Shinto
TORCHBEARERS 1ST ANNUAL BACKYARD SUMMER FEST
Mark your calendars for a casual fun evening with live music, food, games and more on Saturday, June 24 from 6:30 TO 10:30 P.M. at Nishi Hongwanji Buddhist Temple in Little Tokyo. Hosted by the LA Torchbearers.