South Sound Japanese American – DAY OF REMEMBRANCE
Thursday, May 16, 3:00-7:30 PM
Washington State History Museum, 1911 Pacific Ave.
Free admission, all ages welcome
3:00 PM – Paper crane folding
5:00 PM – See “Within The Silence” performed by Living Voices, written by Ken Mochizuki, in the museum’s auditorium
6:00 PM – Town Hall Discussion led by Eileen Yamada Lamphere, president of the Puyallup Valley Chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League. Share your ideas and input about the Washington State History Museum’s upcoming exhibition on Japanese Americans in Washington and the legacy of Executive Order 9066.
7:00 PM – Join us for a commemorative procession to Union Station led by Tamiko Nimura and Michael Sullivan.
What is this event about?
On May 17 and 18 in 1942, after President Franklin Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, over 700 people of Japanese ancestry in the south Puget Sound area were directed to report to Union Station for the forced removal from their communities to federally-constructed concentration camps. This event honors the families who were forced to leave their homes and communities in the South Sound and the legacy of EO 9066.
Presented by the Washington State Historical Society in partnership with Tacoma Japanese American History, Puyallup Valley Chapter JACL, and Living Voices.