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Upcoming Events

 

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.

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

June 2019

Annual Picnic

Location: TBD

September 2019

Keiro Kai

Location: TBD

December 2019

Mochitsuki

Location: TBD

Past Events

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/.