Hawaii Parade Honors Japanese-American WWII Vets

Hawaii Parade Honors Japanese-American WWII Vets

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Japanese-American Vets with Obama - White HouseHundreds of Japanese-American veterans of World War II were honored Saturday with a parade in Honolulu—nearly 70 years after they volunteered to fight for their country even as the government branded them ‘enemy aliens.’

About 200 veterans rode in convertibles past a cheering crowd, celebrating the Congressional Gold Medals awarded to the veterans by President Obama last month.

 

(READ the AP story w/ photo via the Army Times)

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