Japanese-American Veterans Awarded Congressional Gold Medal
"They did everything that was ever asked of them and more,” Sen. John McCain said. “What is most remarkable is that they did so despite the fact that our nation at times fell short of its responsibilities to them and Americans like them.”
Democratic and Republican leaders in Congress attended the event held at the Capitol, The New York Times reported. Also in attendance was Eric Shinseki, secretary of Veterans Affairs.
The ceremony also honored Japanese-Americans who worked in the 100th Infantry Battalion of the National Guard and Military Intelligence Service, the NYT reported.
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