Mat Matsuda, associate professor of Asian Studies, Knox College in Galesburg, Ill., delivers his observance speech as guest speaker May 21 at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill. Matsuda's remarks focused on a Japanese professor -- Mikiso Hane -- who was his mentor and an internationally renowned scholar of Japanese history. This year's theme "I Am Beyond" speaks about the many sacrifices Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders have endured throughout America's growth and development. (Photo by Jon Micheal Connor, U.S. Army Sustainment Command Public Affairs)