The ABA Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice and the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association held a very special Veterans Day program with Louis Moore, who is 99-years-old and a WWII veteran. He talks about his beloved wife, Nellie, and the book he wrote, Eternal Love, about their life together.
This program concludes with a truly memorable moment when Mr. Moore will be awarded the Congressional Gold Medal.
They met in 1946 right after WWII had ended. He saw her as a dancer at the China Doll nightclub in New York City. He could not take his eyes off of her. Weeks later, a chance meeting in a coffee shop launched a decades-long love affair between a Chinese American soldier who was trying to restart his life after the war and a Japanese American woman trying to rebuild her life after the U.S. Government incarcerated her and her family at the Gila River Relocation Center.
Mr. Moore has lived history through the last century, despite discriminatory laws such as the Japanese internment and laws preventing Asian Americans from purchasing a home. Hear from Mr. Moore about his life, his love and his resilience that propels him forward. Mr. Moore’s story is even more poignant and compelling during this time where we have seen a spate of anti-Asian violence.