BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20130504T000000Z DTEND:20130609T000000Z DESCRIPTION:Nearly seven decades after the beginning of World War II\, the Congressional Gold Medal&mdash\;the nation&rsquo\;s highest civilian award &mdash\;was bestowed collectively on the U.S. Army&rsquo\;s 100th Infantry Battalion\, the 442nd Regimental Combat Team\, and the Military Intellige nce Service for their extraordinary accomplishments in the war. The men in these units\, comprised almost entirely of persons of Japanese ancestry\, fought with bravery and valor against America&rsquo\;s enemies on the bat tlefields in Europe and Asia\, even while many of their parents and other family members were held in internment camps.\n\nThe National Veterans Net work has partnered with the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition S ervice\, the Smithsonian&rsquo\;s National Museum of American History\, an d the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program to share this extraordina ry story during an exclusive seven-city tour. The Congressional Gold Medal and accompanying educational app will highlight the stories of these impo rtant and honored Americans.\n\nFor more information and related programs\ , visit: <a href="" target="_blank">janm .org/americanheroes</a>\n<em></em>\n<em>The Los Angeles presentation is or ganized by the Southern California Community Committee for the&nbsp\;Ameri can Heroes&nbsp\;exhibition: 100/442nd Veterans Association\, Go For Broke National Education Center\, Japanese American Citizens League&mdash\;Paci fic Southwest District\, Japanese American National Museum\, Military Inte lligence Service Club of Southern California\, and Veterans Memorial Court Alliance.</em> SUMMARY:American Heroes: Japanese American World War II Nisei Soldiers and the Congressional Gold Medal URL:/en/events/2013/05/04/american-heroes-japanese-american-world-war-ii-ni / END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR