National Go For Broke Day:
On 5th April, National Go For Broke Day is celebrated to mark the historical death of Private First Class Sadao Munemori of the 442nd Regiment of the American army in 1945. The regiment received bronze medals, silver medals, a badge of honor, and much more for their selfless fight in World War II. Therefore, the day is marked by giving it all selflessly.
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Why National Go For Broke Day?
The day is in the memory of the American Soldiers of the 442nd Regiment of Japanese descent who fought in World War II. Also, on this day in the year 1945, Saddo Munemori, a Private First Class soldier of the regiment, died in Italy.
The regiment was captured in Seravezza, Italy, and he sacrificed his life to save his regiment mates. Saddo was the first Medal of Honor recipient from the regiment. He died on April 5, but his regiment continued to fight till April 14.
For their outstanding performance in the battle, the regiment was honored with several medals, Presidential Unit Citation, Purple Hearts, and much more. The unit was the most celebrated unit of the American Army during World War II. They used the phrase “Go For Broke” as their motto.
How Can We Observe National Go For Broke Day:
Here are few things that you can do on this day:
- Gather information about the history of the day.
- Put as much you can at risk in the name of the American Soldiers.
- Collect information about World War II.
- Try to come out of your comfort zone and put something at risk that comes as an obstacle in achieving your goal.
- Watch the classic movie Go for Broke, created to honor the 442nd regiment in 1951.
- Watch documentaries that are based on the history of the day or about World War II.
- Visit the historical Go For Broke monuments and collect information about the regiment.
- Share your thoughts, posts about the regiment, or World War II on social media with the hashtags #GoForBrokeDay #NationalGoGorBrokeDay.
- Pray for Universal harmony and peace worldwide in the memory of the soldiers of World War II.
- Visit the Go For Broke Monument in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles, California, in the memory of the regiment and share pictures on social media with the hashtags for the day.
- On this day, even lovers are motivated to take risks in their relationship.
- People should fight against racial discrimination in the country for the people who are Americans but of other descent.
Interesting Facts About National Go For Broke Day:
- The day can be marked as the day for gamblers as well. On this day, everyone puts something at stake to overcome the obstacles in their life.
- Everyone takes risks as this is a day to regret later about making decisions rather than not taking the decision.
- The phrase “Go For Broke” comes from the Hawaiian Pidgin, which means “wager everything.”
- The phrase “Go For Broke” was the motto of the 442nd regiment of the American Army during World War II.
- The phrase “Go For Broke” is used for gamblers.
- On this day, most of the Gamblers put everything at stake despite losing everything.
- The Go For Broke Monument in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles, California, is made in remembrance of the American Japanese soldiers of World War II.
History of National Go For Broke Day:
On April 5, 1945, during the time of World War II, the Private First Class recipient Saddo Munemori gave his life to save his regiment from the soldiers of Italy. The 442nd Japanese descent American Soldiers were held captive in Seravezza, Italy.
The regiment used the phrase “Go For Broke” as their motto because they fought selflessly for their country during the war. The regiment was honored for its bravery by several medals and honors.
The 442nd regiment came into force on February 1st in the year 1943, and after a year of military training, they were sent to Italy in June 1944. They joined the Nisei Army and became the most honored army of that time.
During two years, the regiment lost 650 men, and more than three thousand were injured. The regiment used their motto and lived their motto and proved themselves as loyal and devoted towards their country. The regiment fought against the Germans in Europe and wanted to wash away the tag of racial discrimination against Japanese descent in America.