Close to 600 people, including 44 World War II AJA veterans, turned out for the 442nd Regimental Combat Team’s 75th anniversary banquet on March 18 at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel. The event, themed “Celebrating with Gratitude and Pride,” opened with the 442nd veterans filing into the Hawaii Ballroom, followed by family members of deceased veterans carrying photos of their respective veteran into the ballroom. The photos were displayed at the front of the ballroom during the event.

Members of the 100th Battalion, 442nd Infantry Regiment U.S. Army Reserve presented the colors, followed by the singing of the national anthem and “Hawai‘i Pono‘i,” led by Sandy Tsukiyama, daughter of 442nd and Military Intelligence Service veteran Ted Tsukiyama.

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