In commemoration of Veterans Day, and in celebration of the Japanese-American World War II veterans recently awarded the Congressional Gold Medal, the JICC would like to invite you to join us for a special screening of 442: Live with Honor, Die with Dignity, an award-winning documentary film about the Japanese-American experience during WWII.
The 442nd Regimental Combat Team was mainly composed of Japanese-Americans who not only fought against enemy soldiers on the frontlines of the war, but against prejudice and severe discrimination at home. Even in the face of these challenges, they eagerly volunteered to fight for a country that had branded them as enemies. Overcoming these adversities, the 442nd became one of the most decorated regiments in the history of the United States military. Relatively unknown to both Japanese and Americans, 442 aims to preserve and pass down the incredible stories of these remarkable men.
After the screening, 442nd veteran and Executive Director of the Japanese American Veterans Association (JAVA) Terry Shima will speak about his experiences and answer questions from the audience.
This event is free and open to the public. Please note that seating is limited and registration does not guarantee guests a seat. Registered guests will be seated first. Open seats will be given to guests on standby when the program begins.
The JICC will also be offering the first hour of parking at 1800 M St. Parking Garage (entrance on 18th St.) for free for this event. To receive this free parking validation, simply present your parking ticket when you check in. Parking tickets from other garages cannot be validated.