H.R. NO.








recognizing the contributions of the go for broke educational foundation.


WHEREAS, as the growing complexities of modern society exacerbate the need for the people of the world to communicate and cooperate with one another, the citizens of Hawaii recognize the efforts and accomplishments of those organizations that are dedicated to education; and

WHEREAS, the GO FOR BROKE EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION was born out of the foresight of the brave men of the 100th Infantry Battalion and the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, the most decorated units in U.S. military history for their size and length of service, and the Military Intelligence Service, which is credited as having "saved countless lives and shortened the war by several years" by Major General Willoughby, General McArthur's Intelligence Chief; and

WHEREAS, established in 1989, the GO FOR BROKE EDUCATIONAL

FOUNDATION is committed to telling the story of the courage, honor, determination, and loyalty of a group of patriotic men who served their country with utmost pride, despite being treated unjustly because of their government's prejudice; and

WHEREAS, the goal of the GO FOR BROKE EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION is to increase understanding and improve attitudes to achieve an environment of trust, mutual respect, and support for the civil rights of all people, and expose teachers and students to the involvement of Japanese-American soldiers in World War II, the Japanese internment, and the civil liberties issues raised by these events; and

WHEREAS, the GO FOR BROKE EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION has become the most comprehensive resource on public education on the Japanese-American veterans of World War II, providing materials and resources to discover this significant part of United States history through programs such as "An American Story Teacher Training Program"; the "Hanashi Oral History Program," which is an archive intended to provide researchers and the public with hundreds of interviews that provide first-hand accounts of Japanese-American World War II veterans' stories; and the website; and

WHEREAS, the GO FOR BROKE EDUCATION FOUNDATION conducted a series of teacher-training workshops on Oahu, Kauai, Maui, and the island of Hawaii in December 2003, in partnership with the Department of Education, to train sixty-five high school teachers using the documentary, "A Tradition of Honor," along with its teacher guide in accordance with the Hawaii Content and Performance Standards; and

WHEREAS, the GO FOR BROKE EDUCATION FOUNDATION is working with the Nisei Veterans Endowed Forum Series of the University of Hawaii to design an interactive DVD to be used to encourage students to create projects that will create a better understanding of democratic values; and

WHEREAS, the GO FOR BROKE EDUCATION FOUNDATION plans to continue expanding its programming in Hawaii to conduct teacher-training workshops, develop a Hawaii-based curriculum, and expand Hawaii-related content on its website; now, therefore,

BE IT RESOLVED by the House of Representatives of the Twenty-second Legislature of the State of Hawaii, Regular Session of 2004, that this body hereby commends and applauds the efforts of the GO FOR BROKE EDUCATION FOUNDATION, and extends to them its warmest aloha and best wishes for continued success in all future endeavors.







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Go For Broke Educational Foundation