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Sen Inouye and well-wishers

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Hon. Mr. Cohen (fmr SecDef) with RADM (ret) Chiogioji, and guest

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The dinner guests admire the 120,000 Tassel Tapestry

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JAVA members enjoying themselves at the reception (l to r) Dave Buto, Mrs. Bina Kiyonaga (author of My 
Spy), and son John

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The Children's Chorus perform Yuuyake Koyake, Haru ga Kita, America the Beautiful

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(l to r) Mrs. Millie Ichikawa and Leila Meyerratken after the awards ceremony

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The young adults pose for pictures in front of their work of art

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Leila is congratulated by (l to r) Sen Inouye, and RADM (ret) Chiogioji

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Larry Shaw, Leila Meyerratken, and Grant Ichikawa



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The Crew!!


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The group with Sen Inouye on right and Hon. Norman Y. Mineta (Sec of Transportation) on left 

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Table decoration, a model of a guard tower and barracks

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RADM (ret) Chiogioji presents Leila Meyerratken and the students from Indiana with a special award from the National Japanese American Memorial Foundation

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The students await their turn to speak before the admiring crowd

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One by one, each student expressed personal thanks to the Japanese American Veterans and to the individuals who helped the students' effort

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Christopheren Nomura - Baritone sings Zion's Walls, At the River, Widmung, Amazing Grace

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The Indiana students enjoying dinner

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Brian Ichikawa 

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The table setting