BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT UID:events.uid.4332@www.discovernikkei.org DTSTART:20130803T000000Z DTEND:20130803T000000Z DESCRIPTION:At first denigrated and mistrusted\, America&rsquo\;s Nisei vet erans\, now in their 80s and 90s\, earned the praise of a nation\, and ult imately\, a Congressional Gold Medal\, America&rsquo\;s highest civilian h onor.&nbsp\;\n\nAuthor and photographer Tom Graves shares the stories of J apanese American veterans before\, during\, and after WWII. Graves spent a decade collecting the veterans' stories. During this period\, he spent th ousands of hours interviewing scores of veterans around the country and th en translated the results into individual stories of the human spirit. In Twice Heroes\, each black-and-white portrait (there are 98 in the oversize book) introduces us to a veteran. The corresponding interview reveals a s tory of growing up in a racist America\, fighting for the same country aga inst foreign enemies as young men at war\, and looking back as old men wit h the wisdom of their years.\n\nTom Graves is a member of the JACL\, the U SMC Combat Correspondents Association\, and the USS San Francisco CA-38 Me morial Foundation\, as well as being on the board of directors of the 99th Infantry Battalion Educational Foundation. His book Twice Heroes is avail able at the Japanese American Museum of San Jose (<a href="http://www.jams j.org/" target="_blank">www.jamsj.org</a>)\, and at&nbsp\;<a href="http:// www.twiceheroes.com/" target="_blank">www.TwiceHeroes.com</a>.&nbsp\;\n\nC ost: Free with admission to the museum (non-members\, $5\; students and se niors over age 65\, $3\; JAMsj members and children under 12\, free)\nRese rve your spot today by contacting&nbsp\;<a href="mailto:PublicPrograms@jam sj.org">PublicPrograms@jamsj.org</a>&nbsp\;or calling (408) 294-3138 SUMMARY:Meet the author of Twice Heroes: America's Nisei Veteran's of WWII and Korea\, Tom Graves URL:/en/events/2013/08/03/meet-the-author-of-twice-heroes-americas-nisei-v/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR