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Saturday, December 5, 2020

2020 Virtual Mochitsuki

Time: 1:00 – 2:30 PM EST

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/virtual-mochitsuki-2020-tickets-128952194485

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Past Events

Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020

JACL DC Chapter Virtual Book Talk with Shirley Higuchi, author of “Setsuko’s Secret: Heart Mountain and the Legacy of the Japanese American Incarceration” Time: 7pm-8pm EDT RSVP: https://bit.ly/3i4dEPx

Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020

JACL DC Chapter Virtual Keiro Kai & Family Day Time: 4pm-5pm EDT RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jacl-dc-virtual-keiro-kai-family-day-tickets-119610547367

Saturday, March 7, 2020

DMV Area Tsuru for Solidarity Fold In Location: University of Maryland, Tawes Fine Arts Building, Room 1310 Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dmv-area-tsuru-for-solidarity-fold-in-tickets-96574854991 

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Installation Location: Meiwah Restaurant 4457 Willard Ave., Chevy Chase, MD Time: Noon – 2:00 p.m.

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Mochitsuki Location: Thomas S. Wooton High School, 2100 Wootton Parkway, Rockville, MD 20850 Time: Noon – 2:30 p.m. Register: https://jacldcmochitsuki2019.eventbrite.com

September 28, 2019

Keiro Kai Location: North Bethesda Middle School – Cafeteria, 8935 Bradmoor Drive, Bethesda, MD 20817 Time: Noon – 2:30 p.m.

June 15, 2019

Annual Picnic Location: Wheaton Region Park, Shelter G

May 26, 2019

71st Annual DC Memorial Day Ceremony Location: Arlington National Cemetery – Columbarium Ceremonial Courtyard Time: 9:30 – 11:30 am – Ceremony – Columbarium. Following the ceremony, attendees are invited to lay floral arrangements at grave sites of our fallen Japanese American heroes. Questions? Contact Turner Kobayashi at Turner@audleyfarm.com or 540.539.1080

April 6, 2019

Cherry Blossom Freedom Walk Location: National Japanese American Memorial (intersection of Louisiana, New Jersey, and D Streets, NW). Time: 9 a.m. – noon The 21st Annual Cherry Blossom Freedom Walk, an official event of the National Cherry Blossom Festival, will be held on Saturday, April 6, 2019.   The event will be held at the National Japanese American Memorial to Patriotism During World War II (Intersections of D St., New Jersey and Louisiana Aves., NW), rain or shine. Check-in begins at 9:00AM.  The Nen Daiko drummers of VA will perform at 9:30AM and the program will begin at 10:00AM.

The Cherry Blossom Freedom Walk is a historical and cultural event to raise awareness about the Japanese American experience during World War II and to highlight the vigilant role that American citizens must continue to play in preserving the Constitutional rights of all Americans.  Built as a lasting tribute to the more than 33,000 Japanese American soldiers who served with great distinction in the U.S. Military, the Memorial also pays homage to the more than 120,000 persons of Japanese ancestry unjustly relocated during World War II.  It is also a testament to our nation’s greatness that it does not fear acknowledging its mistakes.

There is no charge to participate but donations are welcome.

February 19, 2019

Day of Remembrance Location: National Museum of American History Time: 6:30-8:00 pm Seating is limited and is first come-first served. In observance of the Day of Remembrance, which marks President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s 1942 signing of Executive Order 9066 and subsequent incarceration of nearly 120,000 Japanese Americans, the museum will host a free live performance by the award-winning composer Kishi Bashi and a guest lecture by renowned scholar Duncan Ryuken Williams.
May 27, 2018
70th Annual DC Memorial Day Ceremony Location: Arlington National Cemetery – Columbarium Time: 9:30 – 10:30 am – Ceremony – Columbarium. Following the ceremony, attendees are invited to lay floral arrangements at grave sites of our fallen Japanese American heroes. Questions? Contact Turner Kobayashi at Turner@audleyfarm.com or 540.539.1080
June 16, 2018
Annual Picnic Location: Wheaton Regional Park, Shelter G, 2000 Shorefield Rd., Wheaton, MD Time: noon – 3:00 pm February 18, 2018 Day of Remembrance Event Film screening of “Never Give Up: Minoru Yasui and the Fight for Justice” followed by a discussion with Holly Yasui, co-director of the movie and youngest daughter of Minoru Yasui Location: National Museum of American History, First Floor, S. C. Johnson Conference Center Date and Time: Sunday, Feb. 18 2-4pm January 27, 2018 Annual Installation Luncheon Location: Meiwah Restaurant 4457 Willard Ave., Chevy Chase, MD Date and Time: Saturday, Jan. 27, Noon-2pm Cost: $30 per person (please bring cash or a check to pay for the luncheon) RSVP: Scott Tanaka, stanaka@aarp.org September 9, 2017 Keiro Kai Luncheon Time:  12 noon – 2:30 pm  Location:  North Bethesda Middle School – Cafeteria (8935 Bradmoor Drive, Bethesda, MD 20817 Cost:  FREE for JACL Members  Non-Members:  $10/person or $20 for a family of 4 RSVP:  www.jacldc-keirokai2017.eventbrite.com  Entertainment Music:  The JBE Band (comprised of Japanese Chamber of Commerce leadership and the Japanese Embassy staff)  Bingo July 6-9, 2017 JACL National Convention Location: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert Street, NW, Washington, DC 20008. To learn more, visit: https://jacl.org/2017convention/. May 28, 2017 69th Annual DC Memorial Day Ceremony Location: Arlington National Cemetery – Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers Time: 9:30 – 10:30 am – Ceremony – Columbarium. Following the ceremony, attendees are invited to lay floral arrangements at grave sites of our fallen Japanese American heroes. 11:15 -11:30 am……..Wreath Laying Ceremony – Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers Directions: By metro: Metro to Arlington National Cemetery, go through Visitor Center & to the Columbarium. By car: Park at the Visitor Center Parking, Arlington National Cemetery (ANC) to catch the shuttle at the entrance. NOTE: The Virginia State Police will close part of Washington Boulevard near the Pentagon on Sunday, May 28, 2017, for the Rolling Thunder motorcycle rally. From 7:00 a.m. to approximately 4:00 p.m., Washington Boulevard (Route 27) will be closed from I-395 to the Memorial Bridge. There will also be no access to Arlington National Cemetery (ANC) from Washington, DC via the Memorial Bridge. ANC will only be accessible from southbound George Washington Memorial Parkway or northbound Route 110. Questions? Contact Turner Kobayashi at Turner@audleyfarm.com or 540.539.1080. To learn more, visit: https://java.wildapricot.org/. April 1, 2017 Cherry Blossom Freedom Walk,  9am-noon, National Japanese American Memorial (intersection of Louisiana, New Jersey, and D Streets, NW). To learn more, visit: http://www.ncbfreedomwalk.org/.