Saturday, June 3, 2023 at 2:00 P.M. PDT

Featuring “Honor A Veteran” digital tributes and a special virtual tribute program. Watch live on YouTube and Facebook!


Every year on the first Saturday in June since 1999, GFBNEC has held a community gathering in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles, to commemorate the Go For Broke Monument, a striking dedication to honor the more than 16,000 Japanese American men and women who bravely served during WWII.

This year we celebrate this hallmark event with a special virtual tribute program that will highlight the Go For Broke spirit and legacy of the American WWII soldiers of Japanese ancestry.

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 2023 Go For Broke Monument Anniversary Sponsor and make a Veteran Floral Tribute and/or place an  “Honor A Veteran” Digital Tribute (see below for details).


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 development@goforbroke.org.


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
  • 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 – Friday, May 26

Decorative potted plants bearing the name of a veteran and the donor will be placed around the Go For Broke Monument on the morning of Monument Anniversary on June 3. Donors may pick-up their potted plants at the Monument on June 3 from 9:30 A.M. to 11:30 A.M. Each tribute is $25.

Honor A Veteran Digital Tributes

Deadline – Monday, May 29 at 5:oo P.M.

Digital tributes for a veteran will be shared through the “Honor A Veteran” Photo Gallery aired during Go For Broke Monument Anniversary virtual program.

$100: Honoree’s Photo + Story will be featured in all of the above, plus:

  • Listing of Honoree’s photo + name in the “Honor A Veteran” Photo Gallery
  • Honoree’s Name listed on GFBNEC Monument Anniversary event page 

All photos along with the honoree’s name and military unit must be submitted to takeaction@goforbroke.org or by 5 P.M. on Monday, May 29. 


Thank You to Our 2023 Monument Anniversary Sponsors

Legacy Circle

Yoshio Nakamura


Gerry & P. Gail Nanbu

Lawrence & Susan Takahashi

Gold Circle

Nikki Kodama & Arnold Yniguez

Richard & Masako Murakami

Ken & Kiyoko Nakagawa

Yoshio Nakamura & Family

Michael & Margie Odanaka

Pat Rothrock

Nancy Sagawa & Family

Robert & Ellen Sasamoto

Ken & June Shimabukuro

Anne Shimojima 

In memory of Don Miyada and Ralph Matsumoto

– David & Michiko Watanabe

Silver Circle

Cynthia Abrams

Supervisor Janice Hahn

Michael Ichino

Noriaki & Janet Ito 

Glenn & Christine Marumoto

Yutaka & Yoshiko Matsumoto

Stella & Wally Miyamura

Richard & N.J. Nakamura

Stanley Niizawa

Joanne Sakai

In memory of Don Miyada & Ralph Matsumoto

James & Barbara Sato 

In memory of  Henry Mueno Hayashi 

– Tak & Sharon Shimazaki

David & Irene Tanji

Bronze Circle

Gary & Cynthia Arakawa

William Asato

Robert & Sally Idemoto

Dwight & Christine Inouye

In memory of Junichi James Inafuku

Edward & Janet Kamiya

Karri Kane

Lori Ann Fujioka & David Knutson

Mitchell & Esther Kodama

Lawrence Kubo

Jan Masaoka

Calvin Masuda 

In memory of Hiromu Kobayashi,

Sueyoshi Moran Nojiri and Matao Mac Noijiri

Ken & Doris Nakakura

George & Helen Nakano

Robert & Gail Nishinaka

Lori Shiotani & Kenneth Nakayama

In memory of Jimmie Masaharu Matsumura,


John &  Irene Ota

David Sato

James & Lilian Tanaka

Harry & Leona Yahata

*As of June 4, 2023


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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