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Memorial Day

The Annual Community Memorial Day Service for Japanese-American Veterans is held every year in May at the Fairmount Cemetery in Denver.  It is held to honor all Japanese-American Veterans who were members of military units organized during World War II.  This memorial service is held by the Nisei Veterans Heritage Foundation, Simpson United Methodist Church, Tri-State/Denver Buddhist Temple, and community volunteers.  About 150 people, including Mr. Calvin Hada, Former President of the Nikkeijin-Kai of Colorado, as well as members of Japan American Society of Colorado, and Japanese-American veterans and their families, attended the ceremony.  Consulate-General of Japan in Denver is also invited (Consul-General Mikami and Consul Furutani).

Over the decades, the memorial has become more of a Japanese American (JA) Veterans Memorial, with the names of all JAs with Colorado ties who served in the military etched on the other side of the planks.  Local JA community organization members, like the JASSC board, attend with a floral tribute.
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The Japan-America Society of Southern Colorado is a non-profit educational and cultural organization promoting increased awareness, education, and understanding between the citizens of Southern Colorado and Japan.  Learn about the History of the JASSC.

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Join with other enthusiasts and participate in the language, foods, and activities with the opportunity to learn the culture of Japan.

Board of Directors

 President  Wayne Stout
 Vice President  Jennifer Basco
 Secretary  Eric Basco
 Membership  Kaz Nagai
 Communications  Rayna Lindsey
 IT/Facebook  Ralph Archuleta
 At Large  Uriko Stout
 Kathy Kidd
 Seiko Cammack
Intern Maeve Gennett





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