SAVE THE DATE: 17th Annual Evening of Aloha Gala Dinner Sept. 8, 2018

DONATE Search Monument Name Locator

May 2017


Go For Broke Monument 18th Anniversary Tribute Set for June 3

Anniversary TributeOn Saturday, June 3, 2017, at 10 a.m., GFBNEC will hold its Go For Broke Monument 18th Anniversary Tribute at 160 N. Central Avenue (Temple & Alameda Streets) in Los Angeles' Little Tokyo. Public parking is available in Lot 2 with entrance on Temple Avenue. The Go For Broke Monument 18th Anniversary is a tribute to the Japanese American soldiers who served their country to prove their patriotism so that their families and future generations could live and work freely in the United States without fear of discrimination or racial prejudice. Congressman Mark Takano will be the keynote speaker for this free event, which is open to the public.

TetsTetsuo "Tets" Asato will be honored with the Go For Broke Monument Award. His family will accept this award on his behalf. Tets was a member of the 442nd RCT, 2nd battalion, Company G and his involvement with Go For Broke National Education Center goes all the way back to the beginning. As a founding board member, he and his fellow veterans raised over $1 million to build the Monument. He was the chairman of the Veteran Monument Committee and, for more than four months, he was personally at the site almost every day overseeing construction. After it was built, Tets, George Fujimori and Ken Akune (otherwise known as "The Three Musketeers") served as dedicated docents three times a week. Tets also served on the GFBNEC board of directors for more than 22 years.

Go back to the main eTorch page

Thank you in advance for your support...

Please provide us with your complete contact information by checking the "Share my information..." box on payment page. This will allow us to send you a tax write-off letter for your donation.

Add "In Memory Of" information in the special instructions box. A screenshot is shown below.

How to Donate "In Memory Of"Click here to continue