Open Invitation to JAVA Veterans Day Event

You are cordially invited to the annual Veterans Day Ceremony sponsored by the Japanese American Veterans Association and the National Japanese American Memorial Foundation.

LOCATION: National Japanese American Memorial to Patriotism in WW II
(located at the intersection of New Jersey Ave, Louisiana Ave, and D Street)

DATE: Monday, November 11, 2013 (Rain or Shine!)

TIME: 2:00 PM


  • Keynote Speaker:

    The Honorable Gregory H. “Greg” Laughlin
    Regency Colonel, USAR (retired)
    Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1989–1997
    Only Member to see active duty during Operation Desert Storm

  • Gerald Yamada, President, Japanese American Veterans Association
  • Daniel Matthews, Director, National Japanese American Memorial Foundation

** As a part of JAVA’s Giving Back Initiative, we will be presenting a check to the Honor Flight Network. James McLaughlin, Chairman of the Board and Diane Gresse, Executive Director will accept the donation **

BONUS: Members of the Matsunaga Elementary School Chorus will sing several Patriotic Songs

There will be an informal lunch at 12:30 open to all who wish to come:

Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
400 New Jersey Avenue, NW.
(1/2 block from the Memorial)
No RSVP required – Meet in lobby café

Please call Bruce Hollywood (cell: 703-229-3198, work: 703-697-2949) with any questions.