The final decision on who attends (living veterans, next of kin, family etc) and how many can attend (based on venue) is determined by the Speaker of the House. The veterans registry was designed for planning purposes so that we can provide the Speaker with concrete numbers of those interested in attending the ceremony.
Honor Flight, a nonprofit organization who flies veterans to Washington DC to see "their" memorial, has agreed to partner with NVN for the Congressional Gold Medal event. Honor Flight is seeking to fly 100th, 442nd and MIS veterans to Washington DC for free by providing airfare and accommodations and an opportunity to see the National WWII Memorial. Living 100th, 442nd and MIS veterans who are registered with NVN will be considered by Honor Flight.
We need your help - please help us by spreading the word to everyone about the Congressional Gold Medal. We are seeking 100th, 442nd and MIS veterans who would be interested in attending next year's events. We know that many are not active with veterans or civil organizations and outreach beyond NVN will be necessary.