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Edmonds CC to host film screening, discussion to honor Japanese American WWII Veterans


Last updated 2/19/2020 at 11:45am

Roy Matsumoto family

Roy Matsumoto (far right) is the subject of "Honor and Sacrifice." He became a hero when he used his Japanese language skills and military training to save his surrounded, starving battalion deep in the Burmese jungle.

Edmonds Community College will host a film screening and discussion to honor Japanese American World War II veterans on Thursday, Feb 20. The screening will include the films "Honor & Sacrifice: The Roy Matsumoto Story" and "Proof of Loyalty: Kazuo Yamane and the Nisei Soldiers of Hawai'i."

Lucy Ostrander and Don Sellers, who directed and produced the two movies, will speak on a panel alongside Joyce Yamane and Karen Matsumoto, daughters of the veterans featured in the films. The event will be held one day after the national Day of Remembrance, which commemorates the incarceration of 1...

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