“I respect anyone, whoever they are, whatever country they come from. I have a great respect for people.” Those wonderful words are from Congressional Gold Medal recipient Ken Yaguchi.
Yaguchi, 89, was honored at The Stafford – a boutique retirement community that Infinity Rehab provides rehabilitation services for – on Tuesday March 13th where Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber declared Feb. 26, 2012 to be Nisei Veterans Day.
In a ceremony held at the Multnomah Athletic Club in Portland, OR, World War II veteran Ken Yaguchi, in addition to other veterans, received a Congressional Gold Medal , the highest award given in the United States from Congress , in recognition of his dedicated service during the war. A large ceremony was held previously in Washington D.C. after President Barack Obama signed the legislation to bestow the medals.
Click the below links to read more about Yaguchi’s life an achievements:
The Oregonian newspaper coverage.
Portland Tribune newspaper coverage
Lake Oswego Review newspaper coverage
The Stafford website coverage