Japanese American Remembrance Day, February 19th

Today marks Remembrance Day for approximately 120,000 Americans of Japanese Ancestry who were forcibly displaced and incarcerated in concentration camps during World War II. In the aftermath of the attack on Pearl Harbor, unfortunately, anti-Japanese sentiment and jingoism, in the guise of military necessity, prevailed. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, authorizing theContinue reading “Japanese American Remembrance Day, February 19th”