Go For Broke

National Education Center


Sunday, June 2, 2024, 2:00 P.M. PDT


Watch on GFBNEC’s YouTube Channel.


On June 5, 1999, the Go For Broke Monument, a striking dedication honoring the more than 16,000 Japanese American men and women who bravely served overseas during WWII, was presented to the City of Los Angeles. Since then, every year on the first weekend in June, GFBNEC has held a community gathering in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles, to commemorate and remember their legacy.

In February of this year, the groundbreaking ceremony was held for the new mixed-use, multi-story Go For Broke Plaza, featuring the First Street Residences, legacy businesses and the highly anticipated permanent home for Go For Broke National Education Center. Completion of the project is slated for 2026. Due to the Plaza construction, and for the safety of our visitors, access to the Monument is temporarily closed, and the Monument Anniversary Tribute will be held virtually.

Join us as we honor the remarkable story of the Nisei veterans’ courage, patriotism and sacrifice. It is a great American story that will be forever remembered within the Go For Broke Monument. We invite you to become a 2024 Go For Broke Monument Anniversary Sponsor and make a Veteran Floral Tribute and/or place an “Honor A Veteran” Digital Tribute.

To donate by mail, please download and complete the Monument Anniversary Flyer.

Ways to Support

Now more than ever, your support is needed.

Help us continue our vital educational programming and outreach. Become a supporter of the Go For Broke 24th Anniversary Virtual Tribute. 

To mail in your contribution, download the sponsorship form. For questions, contact the Development at (310) 328 – 0907 or [email protected].


Sponsorship Opportunities

*All sponsors at the Bronze level and above will receive recognition as a Monument 24th Anniversary Tribute Sponsor in the virtual program, in The Torch newsletter and on the GFBNEC website.

Presenting $10,000
All of the above, plus:

  • 30-second welcome message in the live program broadcast on GFBNEC’s YouTube channel
  • Full page digital ad
  • Prominent recognition in event Sponsor Honor Roll
  • Acknowledgement in promotional materials & media releases
  • eTorch profile


Legacy $5,000
All of the above, plus:

  • Full page digital ad
  • Prominent recognition in event Sponsor Honor Roll
  • Acknowledgement in promotional materials & media releases

Patriot $2,500
All of the above, plus:

  • 1/2 page digital ad
  • Recognition in event Sponsor Honor Roll

Gold Circle* $1,000

Silver Circle* $500

Bronze* $250

Patron $100

Friend $50

(Patron & Friend sponsors will be acknowledged in The Torch Newsletter)

Veteran Floral Tributes

Last day to order – Wednesday, May 22

Honor your loved one with a potted plant bearing the name of a veteran and the donor. Due to construction around the Go For Broke Monument, potted plants will be placed at the Go For Broke National Education Center Lobby on June 2.  Donors may pick up their potted plants on this day from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Plants that are not claimed will be taken to the 442nd Monument at Evergreen Cemetery in the Boyle Heights area of Los Angeles. Each tribute is $50.

Honor A Veteran Digital Tributes

Deadline – Wednesday, May 22 by 5 p.m. PDT

Digital tributes for a veteran will be shared through the “Honor A Veteran” Photo Gallery aired during the Go For Broke Monument Anniversary virtual program pre-show and reprised on Veteran’s Day. Photo tributes will include the honoree’s name and military unit. Each tribute is $200.

Submission of honoree’s photo, name and military unit must be submitted electronically to [email protected] by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 22

Thank You to Our 2024 Monument Anniversary Sponsors

Legacy Circle

Mariko E. Kumamoto


Scott & Susan Takahashi

Gold Circle

In honor of the 442nd RCT Canon Co.
-Gerald A. Gustafson

Amy E. Matsumoto

Stella & Wally Miyamura

Michael & Margie Odanaka

Pacific Global Investment Management Co.

In honor of the Sierra Madre Nisei Veterans: Masato Inouye, Mitsuru Kunihiro, Shizuo Kunihiro, Mitsue Kunihiro, Shoso Nomura, Ray Obazawa, Anne Sakamoto, James Sakamoto, George Shimizu and Frances Uyematsu
-Sierra Madre Nisei Memorial Foundation

Silver Circle

Gary Araki

Jack Hamada

In memory of Richard Hideo Hata

-Sakae Hata

Noriaki & Janet Ito

Dennis & Lorraine Kimura

In memory of Dick R. Nakamura

-Richard Nakamura

David & Irene Tanji

Bronze Circle

Stephen Edwards

Chris Fitzgerald

Karen Fujikawa & Barry Koepke

James & Lynn Fujimoto

Norma Ishigo

Arnold & Naomi Kanehiro

Craig Klemp

Glenn & Christine Marumoto

David & Jeanne Matsumoto

George & Helen Nakano

David & Lily Nakatani

Mary Sadahiro

David & Barbara Sato

Raymond & Sharon Shibata

James & Lilian Tanaka

Aaron Watkins

Floral Tribute Sponsor

In memory of Ichiro Yoshihashi

-San Gabriel Nursery & Florist

*As of 5.20.2024


Sela Masaki

Sela Masaki, Grandchild of Tomoki Masaki, 100th Infantry Battalion/442nd Regimental Combat Team


David Ono

David Ono, ABC 7 News Anchor & GFBNEC Board of Director

Mitch Maki

Mitch Maki, GFBNEC President & CEO

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