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Daughters of the American Revolution honor Odoi

Candy Thoreson, regent of the Marcus Whitman Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and Japanese-American World War II veteran Mas Odoi at the group’s Dec. 10 fundraiser at the Attic Secrets Tearoom in Marysville. - Courtesy Photo
Candy Thoreson, regent of the Marcus Whitman Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and Japanese-American World War II veteran Mas Odoi at the group’s Dec. 10 fundraiser at the Attic Secrets Tearoom in Marysville.
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MARYSVILLE — The Attic Secrets Tearoom in Marysville played host to a survivor of a remarkable period of history.

Mas Odoi is more than 90 years old and grew up in Mukilteo, and the Japanese-American man was honored by the Marcus Whitman Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution on Dec. 10 for his service in the U.S. military during World War II.

Candy Thoreson, regent of the Marcus Whitman Chapter, explained that the focus of their annual fundraiser this year was to honor America’s veterans and remember the 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Mas Odoi was invited to the event by Thoreson, and accompanied by his nephew, Steve Odoi of Alaska.

“All enjoyed the presence and stories of our chapter’s dear friend Mas,” Thoreson said. “The event’s patriotic theme and rare experience were deeply moving, with Mas being honored for responding to that ‘call to action,’ along with the remembrance of Pearl Harbor.”

Thoreson summarized the Daughters of the American Revolution’s objectives as patriotism, historic preservation and education, all three of which she believes were served well by the event and enhanced by its surroundings at Attic Secrets, whose atmosphere she praised as enchanting and helping to highlight the Marcus Whitman Chapter’s sense of sisterhood.

“The brilliant and exquisite old-world storybook setting — along with the personal rooms, quality of items displayed and delicious food served — provided a quintessential yet unique Christmas feeling,” Thoreson said.

The Marcus Whitman Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution meets at the downtown Everett Library on the second Saturday of every month from 10 a.m. to noon. January’s meeting will feature an emergency preparedness presentation by the American Red Cross, and the public is welcome to attend. For information, email Thoreson at candysdar@comcast.net.

 

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