Day of Remembrance at the Smithsonian Museum on February 19, 2014
The Smithsonian National Museum of American History hosted an unveiling ceremony marking the return of the Congressional Gold Medal. The ceremony was held on Wednesday, February 19 at 10 am, on the third floor in the East Wing of the museum. Following the unveiling, CGM Recipient Terry Shima, NJAMF Chairman Dan Matthews, and others participated in a panel moderated by former NJAMF Chairman and former JACL DC Chapter President Craig Uchida in the Warner Brothers Theater. Both events were free and open to the public.
Noriko Sanefuji, from the Smithsonian Institution, offers these select web articles that capture the priceless experience of this occasion:
- Day of Remembrance 2014 and the Nisei Soldier Congressional Gold Medal photos on Flickr (photo credit: Smithsonian National Museum of American History)
- Gold Medal for Japanese-American War Heroes on Display at Smithsonian from The Georgetowner.
- Terry Shima’s interview with WUTC Public Radio