Post Presents Mike Reagan’s drawings of Medal of Honor Recipients to the Nisei Veterans Committee

Post Presents Mike Reagan’s drawings of Medal of Honor Recipients to the Nisei  Veterans CommitteeOn June 24th, the Post made a presentation to the Nisei Veterans Committee (NVC) a framed poster of the 21 Medal of Honor recipients from the 442nd Regimental Combat Team comprised of Americans from Japanese descent with a number of them from the Puget Sound area.  Mike had drawn the individual portraits and presented them to the Hawaii branch of the NVC earlier in the year.  Before he did so, he made the poster to the left and donated it to the Post to present to the local NVC in Seattle.  As some of you will recall, we have had several members of their organization speak to us and we were invited to a tour of their facility.  The presentation was made at their monthly meeting and Mike was invited to be the guest speaker.  Unlike our Post meetings, the widows and wives of members are invited to attend their meetings and they extended that invitation to our spouses.  As Commander Jim Traner was out of town attending the Annual Department Conference in Yakima, Senior Vice Commander Rock Roth made the presentation to a packed house of both their members and ours. After I took this picture in my office, we had a brass plate attached to the frame saying that this was “A gift to the Nisei Veterans Committee from VFW Post 8870, Edmonds, WA”.

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