Japanese-American soldiers' exhibit opens in Texas

Published on NewsOK Modified: December 19, 2013 at 9:34 am •  Published: December 19, 2013

HOUSTON (AP) — An exhibit honoring the bravery and dedication of Japanese-American soldiers during World War II has opened in Houston as the last stop on its seven-city U.S. tour.

Officials with the Holocaust Museum Houston say the exhibit opened Thursday and runs through Jan. 26. It's called: "American Heroes: Japanese American World War II Nisei (nee-say) Soldiers and the Congressional Gold Medal."

Museum officials say the U.S. soldiers of Japanese ancestry fought with bravery and valor on battlefields in Europe and Asia, even while many of their relatives were in internment camps.

The National Veterans Network partnered with the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History and the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program to share the story.




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