Ceremony to honor medal recipients Feb. 2012 in San Jose

Congressional Gold Medal. courtesy of the United States Mint

SAN JOSE — Community leaders and Congressional leaders are organizing an event to honor veterans, their family members, as well as the widows, who unable to attend the Congressional Gold Medal ceremony that was held in Washington, D.C.

The event is being scheduled to take place in San Jose’s Japantown in February of 2012. The last day to register for the San Jose ceremony is Wednesday, Nov. 16.

Congressional leaders recently awarded the Congressional Gold Medal to the U.S. Army’s 100th Infantry Battalion, the 442nd Regimental Combat Team (RCT) and the Military Intelligence Service (MIS) for their extraordinary accomplishments in World War II.

The Japanese American Museum of San Jose, in conjunction with Congressional representatives Zoe Lofgren, Mike Honda and Anna G. Eshoo, the San Jose chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League, the Friends and Families of Nisei Veterans, and local VFW Post 9970 are planning the ceremony in San Jose.

For more information (including to make a donation to the ceremony) call the museum Thursdays through Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. at (408) 294-3138.

For more information, visit www.jamsj.org.

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