The San Diego Chapter of the National Japanese American Citizens League (San Diego JACL) honored Dale Minami and Peter Irons with Lifetime Achievement Awards on Sept. 16, 2017, at its “Never Forget – One Nation” gala commemorating the 75th anniversary of Executive Order 9066.
San Diego JACL also honored Norman Mineta, former U.S. Secretary of Transportation, and Japanese American veterans of the Korean War. The dinner event was held at the Sheraton Four Points Hotel in San Diego.
Dale was nominated for the award by Lane Nishikawa.
The San Diego JACL has been a leading civil rights group in San Diego for 85 years.