Salt Lake City service honors Japanese veterans

The Salt Lake Tribune

Published: May 25, 2014 05:59PM
Updated: May 26, 2014 09:39AM
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Scott Sommerdorf | The Salt Lake Tribune Reverend Masami Hayashi walks through the Japanese section of Salt Lake City Cemetery after speaking at the Memorial Day service to remember WWII Japanese veterans, Sunday, May 25, 2014.

Family members and friends gathered in the Japanese section of the Salt Lake City Cemetery early Sunday to honor Japanese veterans. The event included a floral tribute to World War II servicemen killed in action, performed by members of the Mount Olympus Chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League, according to a news release. Planned speakers included the Rev. Masami Hayashi, of the Salt Lake Buddhist Temple and a veteran of the 100th Battalion, and Nelson Akagi, a veteran of the 442nd Regimental Combat Unit.