Monday, May 25, 2015

Memorial Day: An Orange County Hero

   Join us as we honor an Orange County hero, Kazuo Masuda, who will be one of three Nisei soldiers whose story will be highlighted in the Congressional Gold Medal Digital Exhibition at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.  Read more on Nichi Bei about the digital exhibit, 

   The Masuda family has an important place in the history of Historic Wintersburg as congregants of the Wintersburg Mission.  They also have an important role in the passage of the Civil Liberties Act of 1988, specifically mentioned by President Ronald Reagan at the signing of the Act.  Read more about The Masudas: National Civil Liberties Icons, Wintersburg Mission Congregants at

   Descendent and Historic Wintersburg Preservation Task Force member Dennis Masuda will provide the keynote address.  He'll be joined by KABC-7 news anchor, David Ono, at the Memorial Day event.

   To all who served, we remember you.

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