First Day of Issue Dedication Ceremony
Thank you for your interest in the virtual First Day of Issue Ceremony for the Go For Broke Commemorative Forever® Stamp. This virtual ceremony will be carried on the Postal Service’s social media channels, Facebook and Twitter.
After Japan bombed Pearl Harbor, on December 7, 1941, second-generation Japanese Americans, known as Nisei, were initially subjected to increased scrutiny and prejudice because of their heritage. Despite being American citizens, they were denied the opportunity to fight at the outset of World War II, and many Nisei were evacuated to concentration camps for fear their loyalty lay with the country of their parents rather than the country in which they were born and raised. The Nisei were eventually formed into what became one of the most distinguished American fighting units of World War II: the all-Japanese American 100th Infantry Battalion/442nd Regimental Combat Team, whose motto was “Go for Broke.” The Army also turned to Nisei to serve as translators, interpreters, and interrogators in the Pacific Theater for the Military Intelligence Service (MIS). Nearly a thousand Nisei served in the 1399th Engineering Construction Battalion and more than 100 women joined the Women's Army Corp. Altogether some 33,000 Japanese Americans served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
#GoForBrokeStamp / #GoForBroke
Event participation instructions:
If you choose to watch a virtual Postal Service stamp event through your mobile device:
If you choose to watch a virtual Postal Service stamp event through your desktop or laptop, sign in to your Facebook account.
Mobile view: Open Twitter app. If you don’t have a Twitter account, you can download the Twitter app and create your own account, or open twitter.com/USPS from your phone’s web browser. Once the ceremony begins, the virtual event will appear at the top of the USPS Twitter feed. If the ceremony doesn’t appear, keep refreshing the page until the event appears.
Desktop view: Sign in to your Twitter account or open twitter.com/USPS from your computer’s web browser. Once the ceremony begins, the virtual event will appear at the top of the USPS Twitter feed. If the ceremony doesn’t appear, keep refreshing the page until the event appears.
Thursday, June 3, 2021
11:00 a.m. EDT
A virtual event on Facebook and Twitter