The Day of Remembrance is an annual observance of the signing of Executive Order 9066 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on February 19, 1942, ordering 120,000 Americans of Japanese ancestry to be imprisoned in American concentration camps during World War II.
This year’s event was held at Pigott Auditorium on the Seattle University campus. Six taiko groups from the Seattle area participated in the program, which also featured speakers and poetry readings.
Proceeds from the event benefitted the Friends of Minidoka Honor Roll Project and the annual Minidoka Pilgrimage (June 30–July 3) to Idaho. ♦