LAPD honor guard at last year's ceremony. (Rafu Shimpo photo)
LAPD honor guard at last year’s ceremony. (Rafu Shimpo photo)

Go For Broke National Education Center announces that the 16th anniversary of the Go For Broke Monument will be celebrated on Saturday, June 6, from 10 to 11 a.m.

This tribute is free and open to the public. The monument is dedicated to all Japanese Americans who served in the 100th Infantry Battalion, 442nd Regimental Combat Team, Military Intelligence Service, and other units during World War II.

New Guinea impatiens potted plants will be placed around the monument, each with the name of a veteran and his donor patron. At the conclusion of the program, donors may pick up their plants. Proceeds go toward the maintenance of the monument, including granite polishing, tree pruning, painting, monthly security system fees, and general repairs.

An opportunity drawing will also be held. Payment must be made to GFBNEC by Friday, June 5, to qualify. Proceeds benefit educational programs focused on the legacy of the Japanese American World War II veterans. For more information, contact Peggy Renke at (310) 222-5709 or

The monument is located at 160 N. Central Ave. at Temple and Alameda streets in Little Tokyo. Parking is available in Lot 2 (enter from Temple) for $8.

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