The Japanese American Veterans Memorial Court has the singular distinction of being the only site where all Japanese Americans who died in service during America's wars are individually honored. Its presence is a tangible and poignant reminder to all of the enormity of the sacrifice these brave soldiers made. Within the Memorial Court, four majestic walls stand decorous with the engraved names of 815 WWII heroes, 250 Korean War heroes, 115 Vietnam War heroes and 13 heroes from the USS Maine, Grenada and Operation Iraqi
Freedom.

Photo: Mario G. Reyes

To insure that the Memorial Court is properly maintained for future generations in a manner that honors the sacrifice and patriotism of these heroes and to promote awareness in the community of their contributions to the cause of freedom in America and throughout the world, a group of Japanese American veterans of WWII, the Korean and Vietnam wars formed a 501 (c) (3) charitable organization called the VETERANS MEMORIAL COURT ALLIANCE (formerly the AJAMCPO).  The consecrated mission of the Alliance is to raise and steward funds to maintain and preserve the Memorial Court and to educate, inform and provide community forums to conduct public discussion groups and lectures on the heroic contributions of Japanese Americans in all wars of the U.S. so as to foster understanding and appreciation of their patriotic accomplishments to eliminate prejudice and discrimination as well as erect, preserve and maintain other monuments and memorials dedicated to that cause.

LOCATION

Japanese American National War Memorial Court

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

MAILING ADDRESS

Veterans Memorial Court Alliance

1055 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 1890

Los Angeles, CA 90017 

 

CONTACT

info@memorialcourtalliance.org

310.378.0615

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