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”


Thursday June 25, 2020 was the 70th Anniversary of the Korean War. The Korean War armistice was on July 27,1953 but was officially extended as the Korean War “Conflict Period” to January 31, 1955. 33,629 Americans sacrificed their lives, which included 256 Japanese Americans. 103,284 were wounded and 8,566 missing or not accounted for. The Korean War has sometimes been referred to as the “Forgotten War” but let us pledge that the sacrifice of so many will never be forgotten. As we prepare to honor the birth of our nation, please take a private moment to reflect on and appreciate that sacrifice so that the Korean War will be “Forgotten” no more.

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