The mission of the Go For Broke National Education Center is to educate and inspire character and equality through the virtue and valor of our World War II American veterans of Japanese ancestry.
THEIR NAME “Go For Broke” was the motto of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, an Army unit comprised of Japanese Americans from Hawaii and the mainland United States.
For high-rolling gamblers in Hawaii in the 1940s, it was slang for “shooting the works,” or risking everything for the big win. For the Nisei soldiers, “go for broke” meant that they would put everything on the line to win the war against the Germans in Europe and the war against racial prejudice at home.
The center posts on their web site “Are you a student? A teacher? A scholar? An armchair historian? No matter who you are, you will enjoy the engaging history on our website. View oral histories of the men and women who fought for our freedom. Visit our Classroom to find resources for students and teachers. Read about the battles and campaigns in our History section. Or explore our one-of-a-kind immersive media experience, Global Theater “