For Country: Japanese American Soldiers and Citizens and the 70th Anniversary of Executive Order 9066
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2012, 2 – 4PM
Co-sponsor National Japanese American Memorial Foundation
Venue American History Museum
Location Warner Brothers Theater & LeFrak Lobby, 1st Floor, near Constitution Ave. entrance
It will be 70 years since the signing of Executive Order 9066 that led to the internment of more than 110,000 Japanese Americans during World War II, and the formation of the heroic Japanese American military units the 100th Infantry Battalion, the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, and sections of the Military Intelligence Service. Through objects, conversations with veterans, speakers, and films, learn more about this period in American history and about the Congressional Gold Medal awarded in November 2011 to the Japanese Americans who served in World War II. Join us for an afternoon of reflection and hear amazing stories about perseverance and service. Book signing follows. Movie, and panel discussion will be captioned.
(202) 633-4340 Voice
(202) 633-4352 Fax