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Japanese-American Soldiers Honored At Veterans Day Event

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Hundreds of veterans in uniforms dating back to World War II, Korea and Vietnam, as well as current servicemen and women, gathered at the World War II Memorial this morning in commemoration of Veterans Day.

They heard the national anthem played they saw a color guard. The granite arches and fountains of the memorial served as the backdrop for the unveiling of two postal stamps honoring Medal of Honor recipients from World War II.

Among those participating today was George Sakato, a Japanese American soldier who was awarded the Medal of Honor for his service during the World War II.

Second-generation Japanese-American soldiers were called nisei, and thousands of miles away from Pearl Harbor's annual ceremony honoring World War II veterans, it was the nisei's turn to be honored.

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