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442nd 'Go For Broke' Exhibit to Tour the Islands

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(Hawaii News Now) - Starting today, an exhibit featuring the famed 442nd Infantry Regiment will begin it's tour of the Hawaiian Islands. The Go For Broke Exhibit is about the Japanese American soldiers in World War II. It also tells this story in the wider context of the role of Japanese American soldiers in influencing the postwar Japanese American experience. The war record of the Nisei soldier had a significant impact on the postwar civil rights of Japanese Americans, and contributed to the successful passing of the House Resolution 442, which resulted in the Civil Liberties Act of 1988. The exhibit tells the story of the 100th/442nd/522nd and Military Intelligence Service. It features photographs, oral history excerpts and new documents numbering approximately 165 items (photographs, text panels, quotes and facsimiles of historic documents).

The Nisei Veterans Legacy Center (NVLC) is the primary sponsor for the exhibit. Its objective is to display the exhibit at various venues throughout Hawaii to raise awareness of the AJA WWII experience and their ongoing legacy. The exhibit will also be associated with several fundraising events for the NVLC. The exhibit is currently on display at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles.

After the week's run at the State Capitol, the exhibit is scheduled to go to the UH West Oahu Campus from March 31 - April 11; Honolulu Hale, April 14 - 25; the Maui Nisei Veterans Memorial Center, May 1 to June 13, as well as other venues that are not confirmed as yet.

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