HOOD RIVER - A tribute of respect to honor all Japanese American (Nisei) veterans statewide and to make amends and reconcile past actions will be the theme for the annual Veterans Day ceremony at Anderson Tribute Center in Hood River on Friday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m.

Hood River American Legion Post 22 Commander Carl Casey will address past discrimination, which resulted in removing the names of 16 local Nisei veterans from an honor roll of 1,600 on the county courthouse during World War II.