Evening of Aloha / Monument Anniversary Tribute / Summer Fest

GFBNEC presents three distinct signatory events each year – Go For Broke Monument Anniversary Tribute on the first Saturday in June and its primary fundraiser. Evening of Aloha Gala on September 23, 2023. The 1st Annual Backyard Summer Fest, on June 23, 2023. These events feature its own unique presentation of the meaning, significance and relevance of the remarkable story of the Japanese American WWII veterans.

Event sponsorship and other ways to support are available. All proceeds provide direct support to help GFBNEC expand and enhance its educational programming and outreach.

Be a part of our GFBNEC and join us for these special events!

Evening of Aloha


22nd Annual Evening of Aloha Gala
Saturday, September 23, 2023

Join us for this special highlighted community event celebrating the remarkable legacy of the Nisei WWII veterans who fought for equality for themselves, their families and for all Americans for generations to come.   

Summer Fest


1st Annual Backyard Summer Fest
Saturday, June 24, 2023 6:30 – 10:30 PM PDT

Join us for a delightful and relaxed evening filled with live music, delicious food, entertaining games, and much more. This intergenerational and multicultural gathering promises an enjoyable time for everyone. We invite the public to come and experience the festivities in the back parking lot at Nishi Hongwanji Buddhist Temple, nestled in the heart of downtown Los Angeles’ Historical Little Tokyo.


Annual Monument Anniversary


Go For Broke Monument 24th Anniversary Tribute
Saturday, June 3, 2023, 2 PM PDT

Since its dedication in 1999, on the first Saturday of June, 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 into the monument’s granite.

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