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#DayofRemembrance: 12 images of Japanese American strength, patriotism & general awesomeness

February 19, 2014
Grandfather and child, at Manzanar. Photo credit: Dorothea Lange.
Grandfather and child, at Manzanar. Photo credit: Dorothea Lange.

72 years ago today, Executive Order 9066 was signed. Earlier today, I posted a pictorial retrospective of anti-Japanese xenophobia and internment to commemorate this nation-wide Day of Remembrance. This is the third and final part of my #DayofRemembrance posts.

I present to you 12 historical images of Japanese American strength, patriotism and general awesomeness during and after internment.

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Happy Veteran’s Day and Happy Remembrance Day to Asian-American and -Canadian Veterans; and to All Veterans of These Two Great Nations

November 11, 2012
Japanese American veterans who served in the 442nd regiment during WWII — the most highly decorated unit in American military history — receive the Congressional Gold Medal last year.

Happy Veteran’s Day to all the veterans out there, and Happy¬†Remembrance¬†Day to all Canadian vets (read more about Japanese Canadian soldiers serving during WWI).

Thank you for your past and continuing service to these two great countries of ours.