Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Veteran's Day 2016

Thursday, November 10th at 6:30pm in the Edgar High School Auditorium
Friday, November 11th at 6:30pm at UWMC in the Center for Civic Engagement
both are free to the public thanks to our sponsors
 
This year, to help celebrate Veteran's Day with our local heroes, two Nisei Warriors and WWII veterans will be in central WI making presentations to our students in our schools and for the public in our community.  Robert Yano and Robert Izumi will be here to share their stories of service and sacrifice during a time when they and their families were wrongly persecuted solely based on their ethnicity.  Executive Order 9066 forcibly removed 120,000 individuals of Japanese ancestry from their homes, businesses, and were inhumanely placed in internment camps throughout the west.  No one would have faulted these men for being angry or bitter by our government's treatment, instead they eagerly volunteered to prove they were loyal Americans and wanted to defend the country that they called home! They became part of the most decorated combat unit in our military history, the 442nd!  Their story of bravery and courage must never be forgotten!  Please join us for free on the evening of Thursday out in Edgar or on the evening of Friday at UWMC.