Please join the Asian American Orchestra who is pleased to perform at the National Japanese American Historical Society's Veterans Day event called IN TRIBUTE TO NIKKEI VETERANS. Dr. Anthony Brown and the Asian American Orchestra will perform GO FOR BROKE! A Salute to Nisei Veterans at 11AM when the National Japanese American Historical Society (NJAHS) opens their exhibition, “Artists Eyes, Art of Incarceration” commemorating the internment experience at the Presidio Military Intelligence Service (MIS) Building 640. GO FOR BROKE! A Salute to Nisei Veterans is the Asian American Orchestra’s musical commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the 1942 signing of Executive Order 9066 (EO9066) that forced over 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry into desolate internment camps until the end of World War II. Commissioned by the Zellerbach Family Foundation, GO FOR BROKE! honors the courageous Nisei (second-generation Japanese in America) soldiers who fought in WWII while their families remained imprisoned.
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About National Japanese American Historical Society
NJAHS was founded in 1980 as “Go For Broke, Inc.,” whose purpose was to promote the history and accomplishments of Japanese American veterans of the 100th/442nd Regimental Combat Team and the Military Intelligence Service who distinguished themselves during World War II.
As the organization evolved into an institution dedicated to preserving the history of Japanese Americans in general and educating the public about the contributions of Japanese Americans to American Society, it changed its name in 1986 to the National Japanese American Historical Society (NJAHS). NJAHS is currently based in San Francisco's Japantown at 1684 Post St.