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Japanese American Day of Remembrance
May 16 @ 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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. Join the Washington State History Museum for the fourth annual Day of Remembrance on Thursday, May 16 starting at 3:00 PM, with FREE programming and activities to commemorate this event, the lives it impacted, and its legacy.3:00-7:00 PM Paper crane folding in the Grand Lobby5:00-6:00 PM Living Voices presents “Within the Silence” in the auditorium6:00-6:45 PM Town Hall discussion moderated by Eileen Yamada Lamphere in auditorium. Learn about and share your ideas for the upcoming Washington State History Museum exhibition of Japanese American history in our state.7:00-7:30 PM Commemorative procession from museum’s outdoor amphitheater to Union Station led by Tamiko Nimura and Michael Sullivan