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”
Our community and nation are forever indebted to these Japanese Americans from all wars, whose names are engraved on the four monuments in the Memorial Court, for their supreme sacrifices for the United States.
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.