wwii Northwest Veterans To Return WWII Flags To Japanese Prime Minister By Tom Banse • Aug 3, 2015 Obon 2015 Listen Listening... / 0:52 A pair of World War II veterans from the Pacific Northwest and their escorts will return 70 inscribed Japanese flags Tuesday directly to the prime minister of Japan. Aging WWII Vets Head To Tokyo To Take Care Of Some Unfinished Business By Tom Banse • Jul 28, 2015 Tom Banse / Northwest News Network Listen Listening... / 4:33 Seven Pacific Northwest veterans of World War II leave for Tokyo Thursday. They're carrying 70 captured Japanese flags to return for the 70th anniversary of the end of the war. Aging U.S. Veterans Seek To Return Captured WWII Flags To Japan By Tom Banse • Mar 25, 2015 Tom Banse / Northwest News Network Listen Listening... / 4:09 Some aging veterans of World War II are embarking on one more mission. The object is to return Japanese flags taken as war souvenirs from Pacific battlefields. Federal Government To Award Grants To Remember WWII Japanese Internment Sites By Anna King • Sep 16, 2014 Stacey Camp Listen Listening... / 1:21 After the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941, U.S. government officials rounded up Japanese-Americans and sent them to harsh, ill-equipped camps. Now, the National Park Service has announced $3 million in new grants to help preserve that important history. 'They Deserve The Honor:' Oregon's World War II Memorial Set To Open By Chris Lehman • Jun 2, 2014 Chris Lehman / Northwest News Network Listen Listening... / 3:53 June 6 is the 70th anniversary of the Allied invasion of Western Europe. And this year’s D-Day will be especially meaningful for World War II veterans in Oregon as the state's long-awaited World War II Memorial will open on that day.