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72nd Annual Memorial Day Service presented by Nisei Veterans Committee

Every year since 1946, the Nisei Veterans Committee (NVC) has held a Memorial Day Service to honor Japanese American and other veterans who gave their service – and too often their very lives – in duty to the United States of America. Over the years it has become one of the oldest and largest Memorial Day services in the Northwest, with several hundred gathering by the Nisei War Memorial, a 22-foot tall granite obelisk inscribed with the sites of major campaigns of WW II in Europe and the Pacific as well as the names of KIA from the Spanish-Amerian War, WW I, WW II, the Korean Conflict, Vietnam and Granada.

This year, NVC will have the new Commander of I Corps and Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Lt General Gary J. Volesky, join them as their keynote speaker. The program will start with a presentation of colors by the Seattle Buddhist Temple Boy Scout Troop 252, prayers and meditations from both Christian and Buddhist perspectives, a Keynote speech, and end with a presentation of floral wreaths by over a dozen community and veterans organizations in memory of America’s fallen heroes.


Event Summary

72nd Annual Memorial Day Service

Date & Time: Monday, May 29, 2017  10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Venue: Lake View Cemetery – 1554 15th Avenue East, Seattle, WA

Keynote Speaker: Lt General Gary J. Volesky, US Army Commander of I Corps and Joint Base Lewis-McChord


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