Japanese American Veterans Honored their Own

May 25, 2009 1:16:50 PM PDT
Japanese American Veterans honored their own at a special ceremony this morning. A 21 gun salute at Roeding Park marked the ceremony.

Afterwards veterans laid a wreath at a wall that serves as a memorial for 29 soldiers who died in wars including world war two, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War.

One valley veteran says many Japanese Americans are proud of their service despite a dark chapter in American history.

Ken Takeuchi, veteran said, "So many of the veterans today came out of families that were interned during the wartime. So many of them, without question, they served their country very faithfully getting drafted and volunteering for the services after getting out of the internment camps."

Two of the soldiers remembered today hold the Medal of Honor, the nation's highest military honor.

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