“They Went to War” Campaign

November 11, 2013 – September 1, 2014

In 2014, commemorating the 100th anniversary of World War I, the Japanese Canadian War Memorial Committee with the Nikkei Place Foundation will fundraise $110,000 to restore the Cenotaph in Stanley Park, reproduce the Japanese Canadian Legion #9 flag, and replace of the plaque that dedicates the monument.

This iconic monument is a lasting memorial and testament to the ultimate sacrifice Japanese Canadians were willing to make for freedom and justice. It serves as a symbol for the battles fought for Canada and the fight for equal status amongst Canadians.

Thank you for helping answer the call to preserve the memory of these Japanese Canadian heroes.

Whenever the call of duty sounded, young Japanese Canadian men answered that call. They fought for Canada, and they also fought for Japanese Canadians, in the hope
of gaining equal rights. It was the veterans who led the charge in gaining the franchise in
1931 and 1948. These brave young volunteers fought battles that helped define Canada as a nation on the world stage and were witness to some of the fiercest combat and highest casualty rates fought in various theatres of war. Japanese Canadians stood shoulder-to-shoulder with fellow Canadian soldiers and sacrificed their lives together.
Today, we remember the battles fought for us and we will share their legacy with future generations through the cenotaph in Stanley Park.

Thank you for helping answer the call to preserve the memory of these Japanese Canadian heroes. It is the least we can do for the these young men who made the ultimate sacrifice for Canada and for us. May they the rest in peace.

 

“They Went to War” Donor Wall

All Gifts from November 11, 2013 — September 1, 2014

An Nisei East End Kid

Anonymous (8)

Yoshio Arai

Esther Ayukawa

Baxter-Kobe Flowers & Gifts

Cindy Beatch

Cedar Springs Foundation

Robert Chown

Den Enjo

Evelyn Findlay

Stanley & Masako Fukawa

Molly Fukui

Yoshiko Godo

Mr. & Mrs. Koji Goto

Ronald Greene

Helen Hama

Judy Hanazawa

Arthur S. Hara

Jennifer Hashimoto

Gary & Sherry Hauser

Takeo & Taeko Hayashi

Mrs. Janet Hirose

Mr. Hiyakaze

Nancy & Gordon Hoita

Hideko J. Hori

In Memory of Kingo Masumoto (WWI)

Janice M. Hoyano

Robyn L. Hunter

Norm Ibuki

Masayasu & Masako Inoue

Chiyoko Inouye

Yeiji Lanky Inouye

Takao & Kazuko Irizawa

Ethel Isomura

Betty & Arnold Issenman

Makoto & Audrey Ito

Tomoko Ito

Don & Kumiko Iwanaka

Sid Iwata

Fumio, Hiromi, Todd, Michelle, Craig & John Izuka

Hughena Jones

Richard & June Kadonaga

Walter & Jean Kamimura

Frank & Naomi Kamiya

Nancy Katsumi

Roy Katsuyama

In Memory of John Tanaka

Roy Hideaki & Yoneko Kawamoto

Yu-Zhi Kiang

Edmund & Doris Kimura

Irene Kinoshita

Tak Kinoshita

Yukimasa & Tamiko Kishimoto

Satoye Kita & Family

Teruo & Eileen Kitamura

Arthur & Misako Kobayashi

Sato Kobayashi

Shizue Kobayashi

George Kondo

K. Konishi

Julie M. Koyanagi

Terumi Kuwada

Angela Lee

Richard Dignard & W.B. Lee

Dawn Maruno

Roy & Mary Matsui

In Memory of My Father Toichi “Harry” Nitsui

Pat & Diane Miki

Tsuneo & Noriko Miki

Arimasa & Miwako Mori

Elmer & Sofia Morishita

Frank & Betty Moritsugu

Joe Mukuyama & Kathryn Mukuyama

Shin Mune

Toshiko Nagata

Daniel & Rury Nakagawa

John & Marion Nakamoto

Ray Nakamoto

Anne & Dick Nakamura

May Nakano

Eileen Nasu

Walter & Shirley Nieboer

Nikkei Cultural Society of Lethbridge

James Niland III

James & Yoko Nishimura

Ronald Nishimura

Wilma Van Nus

Linda Ohama

Shirley Omatsu

Pat Sassa

Kimiko M. Sato

Miwa Shigaki

Irene Shiho

Kay K. Shimbashi

Teresa Shimbashi

Dr. & Mrs. Henry Shimizu

Ted & Shiz Shimizu

Howard & Jane Shimokura

George Shintani

Mitsue Shintani

Leigh Shoji-Lee

Hiroko Stuart

Yoshiro & Kimiko Tagami

Ivan & Jacoba Taguchi

Tsuneko & Stanley Takaki

Charlotte Takasaki

CJ Takeshita

Kenneth & Rosemarie Takeuchi

Mitsunori Takeuchi

Ray & Mizue Takeuchi

Francisco Tamaki

Yoshin Tamaki

In Memory of Henry Tanaka & John Tanaka

Henry & Patricia Tanaka

Claude Tani

Charles Tasaka

Harry Tonogai

Irene T. Tsuyuki

Victor Uegama

Howard C. Green Memorial Fund; Vancouver Foundation

Vancouver Poppy Fund

Janet Waterman

Rob Wells

Anonymous

Sam Yamamoto

In Honour of Aitoqu Yamasaki as a gift for Brian & Kathy Yamasaki

Beverley Yamaura

Minoru & Lydia Yatabe

Carl Yokota

Sharon Yoneda

Kazuye Yoshida

Marcia M. Yoshida

Sumiyo Yoshida