San Jose JACL invites you to join us in support of the National Veterans Network’s
Congressional Gold Medal Dinner on June 12, 2015 in San Jose, California
We hope you will join us for a very special event in June: a dinner organized by the National Veterans Network to raise funds for the Congressional Gold Medal Digital Exhibition at the Smithsonian Institution. Currently, the Congressional Gold Medal is on display at the Smithsonian but has no story associated with it. The exhibition will highlight the extraordinary legacy of World War II Japanese American soldiers and bring their stories to life. A short video describing the exhibit can be seen by going to: https//www.youtube.com/watch?v=N15HheytO7o.
Included in the evening’s events is a special thank you to General Eric K. Shinseki, former U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs and 34th U.S. Army Chief of Staff, for service to his country. General Shinseki will give the keynote speech at the dinner.
If you’re interested in being on a table with other chapter members, please send a check ($175 per ticket) to:
San Jose JACL 565 North Fifth Street San Jose, CA 95112
Congressional Gold Medal Dinner
6:00 PM Cocktail Reception
170 South Market Street, San Jose, CA 95113
Honorary Committee: Secretary Norman Mineta, Congressman Mike Honda, Kristi Yamaguchi, and Yoshihiro Uchida
Event Co-Chairs: Floyd Mori, Mari Watanabe, and Lt. Col. Michael Yaguchi
Event Planner: Reiko Iwanaga
Upcoming Calendar -San Jose JACL's events in blue text