The mission of the Veterans Memorial Court Alliance is to ensure that the Japanese American National War Memorial Court is maintained for future generations in a manner that honors the sacrifice and patriotism of those whose names are etched on its walls.  To raise awareness in the community of the contributions these Americans of Japanese Ancestry have made to the cause of freedom in America and throughout the world.  It will be our solemn responsibility that current and future generations understand and remember the significance and enormity of their sacrifice. 

“No man can give more than his life”


On July 15, 1946, President Truman received the 442nd at 12 noon at the Ellipse, the south lawn of the White House, following its march down Constitution Avenue. The President presented the 442nd Regimental Combat Team (RCT) with its seventh Presidential Unit Citation.

This Wed. July 15, 2020 JAVA (Japanese American Veterans Association) presents the inaugural Day of Affirmation at noon (PST) in DC. In support of JAVA's inaugural Day of Affirmation, the Veterans Memorial Court Alliance has planned a tribute to the Nisei soldiers whose courage and patriotism opened the doors to America for the next generation and those to come.

The Veterans Memorial Court Alliance, formed by veterans of WWII, the Korean War, Vietnam War and the Gulf Wars will continue to honor those who made the supreme sacrifice in all of America’s wars and conflicts.

Veterans Memorial Court Alliance : Legacy Voices (2020)
The Japanese American National War Memorial Court is the only place in the world displaying all the names of U.S. military service members of Japanese ancestry who died in service to our country. The first of these were seven Japanese immigrants who died serving on the USS Maine in 1898. Almost 1200 Japanese Americans have given their lives in over a century of service to America.


Japanese American National War Memorial Court

244 S. San Pedro St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012


Veterans Memorial Court Alliance

1055 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 1890

Los Angeles, CA 90017 





a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization

(next to Japanese American Cultural and Community Center)

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This website and exhibition project was developed with support from the JA Community Foundation and with support from the California Humanities, a non-profit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Visit www.calhum.org