Event Summary
Event Date : December 20, 2013 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Address : Albert and Ethel Herzstein Theater
Phone : 7139428000
Subject : “Honorable Journey” and Panel Discussion Moderated by Christine Sato-Yamazaki
Detail : “Honorable Journey” charts the 70-year struggle of Japanese-Americans who came of age during World War II. Narrated by George Takei, the 16-minute film features conflicts of loyalty to tradition, family and country, played out against the backdrop of world war. Eyewitnesses and descendants recount a lifelong journey from barbed wire, battlefields and jail cells to vindication and the highest honors in the land. As World War II veteran Sen. Daniel Inouye says in the film, "That's one thing about democracy. You must be patient." Christine Sato-Yamazaki, chairperson of the National Veterans Network will lead a post-film discussion. Please note: this event is by invitation only. This event is presented in conjunction with “American Heroes: Japanese American World War II Nisei Soldiers and The Congressional Gold Medal” on view through Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014. The National Veterans Network has partnered with the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, and the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program to share this extraordinary story during an exclusive seven-city tour, ending at Holocaust Museum Houston. For more information, e-mail exhibits@hmh.org.