Dying Veteran Casts Last Vote

Frank Tanabe, a WWII veteran has always led by example. Barbara Tanabe said her father “feels like joining the Army, going to the camp, fighting in the war, and fighting discrimination — these were all things he did so that we have this precious right to vote.”

Mr. Tanabe was sent to a Japanese-American internment camp. Even after being in the camp, he volunteered to serve our country. “It’s hard to imagine — after his family business is torched, his family imprisoned, and denied the opportunity to finish his college education — he volunteered to serve,” his grandson said. “I don’t know if I would have done the same thing, but we are all very proud of him.”

Mr. Tanabe, 93 years old, is in hospice and has inoperable cancer. His mind is good and he keeps up with current events by reading the newspaper and watching the news.
Thank you Mr. Tanabe for your service and for continuing to teach us all the importance of doing our duty. Go out and use your precious right to vote.

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