August 10, 2011

Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial Dedication

Posted in Bainbridge Island, Japanese American Incarceration, Uncategorized tagged , , , , , at 9:39 am by minidokapilgrimage

Photo by: Ryan Kozu

Fumiko Hayashida with her daughter Natalie Hayashida Ong

On Saturday, August 6, 2011 the names on the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial wall were officially dedicated.  The 276 foot stone and cedar wall, one foot for every Japanese American living on Bainbridge Island at the start of World War II, will commemorate and honor the strength and perseverance of the people involved — both those exiled and their island neighbors — and brings awareness of the powerful capacity of human beings and a nation to heal, forgive and care for one another.

For more news about the Memorial and/or the dedication, please check out the following links:

Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community: http://www.bijac.org/index.php?p=MEMORIALIntroduction

New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/06/us/06internment.html
Seattle Times:  http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2015841172_bainbridge07m.html
Seattle PI: http://www.seattlepi.com/local/article/Monument-dedicated-to-Bainbridge-Island-s-1751457.php
Kitsap Sun: http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2011/aug/06/bainbridge-celebrates-completion-of-internment/
Komo News: http://www.komonews.com/news/local/127072643.html
King 5 News: http://www.king5.com/news/Bainbridge-Island-Internment-Memorial–127074378.html

Photo by: Ryan Kozu

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