The consequence of loyalty. The Nisei soldiers proved that their ethnicity had no bearing on their loyalty to the US. First and foremost, they were American soldiers.
Their determination to show their loyalty to the US earned them the respect of their fellow soldiers. It also paved the way for the gradual acceptance of Japanese Americans into mainstream society.
Their history, our future. Today, we recognize the history of the Nisei veterans as an indelible part of America’s history. But their story is also a part of our future.
Their battle on the war front to demonstrate their national allegiance was also a battle on the home front to secure justice and equality for themselves and their families. By proving themselves at both fronts, they worked to ensure a future free from racial intolerance for all generations to come.