NVMC In the News
August 13–14, 2012
Congressional Gold Medal Event
Maui Nisei veterans were prominently featured at this year’s 9th Federal Circuit Court of Appeals Conference held at the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa in August 2012. On opening day, Maui born Eichi Oki, member of Co. K, 3rd Battalion, 442nd Regimental Combat Team (RCT) was given the honor of leading the Pledge of Allegiance.
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<< Tom Yamada, an original member of the 100th Infantry Battalion, addressing Senior Judges of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals at Kaanapali.
February 25, 2012
Congressional Gold Medal Event
||More than two dozen of Maui's living World War II nisei veterans of the 100th Infantry Battalion, 442nd Regimental Combat Team and Military Intelligence Service were honored in February for their bravery in fighting for the freedom Americans enjoy today.Read more >>>
December 11, 2011
After weeks of gathering donations for a good cause, student Alyssa McAliden is crowned at annual festival.
By KEHAULANI CERIZO - Staff Writer (firstname.lastname@example.org) , The Maui News
WAILUKU - Fifteen-year-old Alyssa McAliden laughs about her luck when it comes to competition.
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Press Release December 7, 2011
NVMC announces hiring of new executive director.
The Board of Directors of the Nisei Veterans Memorial Center on Maui has announced the hiring of Robert G. Hill III as its new executive director. “Bobby” Hill, a lifetime resident of Maui, brings to the NVMC an array of talents and experiences that the board values at this new phase of its history.
Hill, 50, is retiring from the Maui Police Department after 25 years of service. A lieutenant since 2001, he is currently commander of the Traffic Section. Hill also holds the rank of lieutenant colonel in the Hawaii Army National Guard, Medical Command. He will take on his new role on January 1, 2012.
“It was time for a change and I wanted to try something completely different than what I have done in the past. Involving myself in a non-profit organization with the potential of serving the Maui community in an entirely new capacity is very exciting to me.
In addition to his leadership, Hill brings with him a history of teaching experience both within and outside of this duties with the MPD. He has worked with middle school students through the DARE program and serves as an instructor with the department in CPR/AED, judo and physical fitness. Hill also is a lecturer at the Maui Community College in the Administration of Justice Program.
“Bobby is great fit for the NVMC as we begin our focus on educational programs with the anticipated completion of our new education center” stated NVMC President, Hiroshi Arisumi
as he welcomed Hill at a recent board of directors meeting. “His ties to the community, teaching experiences, and high energy are attributes we look to moving our organization forward from here.”
Hill graduated from Kamehameha Schools, Kapalama campus, and earned a Bachelor of Science in nutrition and a Master in Business Administration from the University of Hawaii, Manoa. He is married to Anne Chin Hill; they have raised two children, Robert IV and Samantha.
The Nisei Veterans Memorial Center is in its fifth year of operations. It houses the Maui Adult Care Center, Oceanview facility, and the Kansha Preschool, which together form the state’s only intergenerational facility where the two programs interact. Nearing completion is the Center’s Education Building due to open at the end of the first quarter, 2012.
he Education Center will house a collection of objects, archives and books about World War II and the Nisei veterans, and it will also feature programs that focus on the transmission of values, knowledge, and the cultural traditions of Maui’s past. Programs and classes will be open to students, the community, veterans groups, as well as visitors to the island.
Maui News, Oct. 4, 2011
Honoring legacy, ‘go for broke’ heroism of the 100th/442nd
French community also holds event to remember those who liberated them from the Nazis
October 4, 2011
By LEE IMADA - News Editor, The Maui News
With the nisei veterans of World War II slowly passing into history, those who care about them have focused their efforts on honoring their legacy and chronicling their fight for their country and Japanese-Americans everywhere so that future generations will remember their "go for broke" heroism and their impact on the nation and the world. Read more >>
Maui News, Sept. 16, 2011
Nisei memorial to finish in 2012
September 16, 2011
By MELISSA TANJI - Staff Writer, The Maui News
WAILUKU - After decades of planning, fundraising and dealing with the permitting process, the last segment of the Nisei Veterans Memorial Center is scheduled to be completed by early next year.
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