MEDIA ADVISORY: Rep. Tulsi Gabbard to Honor the Japanese-American 100/442nd World War II Veterans at Special Screening of “Go For Broke” on Capitol Hill

October 30, 2017
Press Release

Media Advisory for October 30, 2017 – Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) today will be hosting and delivering remarks at a special screening of “Go for Broke: An Origin Story” which follows the story of a group of University of Hawaii ROTC students, and their families, in the days leading up to and following the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor.

It shines a light on the distrust, prejudice and discrimination against Americans of Japanese ancestry who were thrown into internment camps, and the incredible story of young men who in the face of this adversity volunteered to serve in the U.S. Army.  They formed the historic Varsity Victory Volunteers (VVV), and eventually the Nisei-only 100th/442nd Infantry Regiment, which went on to be the most decorated unit of their size and time in battle in United States history.

Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard will honor the bravery and sacrifice of these soldiers and discuss legislation she cosponsored, including H. Res. 143 and H. Res. 338, to help draw attention to the important historical contributions made by Americans of Japanese ancestry, and the Asian and Pacific American community during World War II and throughout our country’s history in Hawaii and across the United States.

Details:  

  • Day-of Contact: Andrew Gumbiner, (202) 253-1281
  • RSVP:  anthony@apaics.org

Monday, October 30, 2017

6:00 - 9:00 PM ET:  Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard will provide opening remarks and will participate in a panel discussion following the film screening where she will discuss how a group of ROTC students overcame prejudice to become the most decorated combat unit in U.S. history, fighting to defend Hawaii as they served in a segregated, all-Japanese unit while their community faced incarceration following the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Where:  

  • U.S. Capitol Visitor Center, United States Capitol, Washington, D.C. 20510

More updates and information from Rep. Tulsi Gabbard can be found here:

###

Office Locations