SEATTLE (AP) — Fundraising has begun for a memorial wall in Seattle to honor Japanese Americans who were interned or served in the military during World War II.
The $1.2 million effort is led by the Nisei Veterans Committee, which plans to erect the wall outside the Nisei Veterans Hall at the east end of the International District, The Seattle Times reported.
The group plans to mount as many as 4,000 4-by-12-inch (10-by-30-centimeter) bricks in the wall, each bearing the name of someone who was interned or served in the military. The minimum donation for each brick is $250.
Lead architect Jay Deguchi says there will also be benches and a park-like ambiance.
The committee has collected about $120,000. Groundbreaking is tentatively set for next year. ♦