A great honor
A bronze replica of the Congressional Gold Medal sits on Ito’s coffee table.
The actual medal will begin a nation-wide tour on Saturday.
According to the Smithsonian, “The Congressional Gold Medal was awarded to the 100th Infantry Battalion, the 442nd Regimental Combat Team and the Military Intelligence Service veterans by the U.S. Congress Nov. 2, 2011, in recognition of their exceptional service, sacrifice and loyalty to America. The Gold Medal represents Congress’s highest expression of national appreciation for distinguished achievements and contributions. A complete list of recipients is available at House.gov.”