NJAMF honors Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, WWII MIS Heroes, and the National Park Service.
By Sheila Mulhern
The National Japanese American Memorial Foundation (NJAMF) marked the 10th Anniversary of the National Japanese American Memorial to Patriotism During World War II. Commemorating this milestone brought forth an important theme for the gala of breaking the codes of injustice. Remembering history to preserve equality and human rights served as an important highlight, which is central to the Foundation’s mission.
Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens received the prestigious Award for Constitutional Rights for his role in the Navy during WWII and later for his work of over thirty years in the United States Supreme Court which worked to immobilize discrimination and injustice.
On behalf of the WWII Military Intelligence Service (MIS) Veterans, Grant Ichikawa accepted the Award for Patriotism for work with the Allied Translator and Interpreter Service (ATIS) in decoding and interpreting Japanese codes during World War II.
Jon Jarvis, Director of the National Park Service, accepted The Chairman’s Award on behalf of the National Park Service for its partnership with the non-profit in sharing its mission of dedication to the education and awareness of Japanese-American patriotism during World War II. Most importantly by caring for memorial sites and sharing the stories of American history.