Day of Remembrance 2011
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To observe the 69th anniversary of the signing of Executive Order 9066 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt which led to the imprisonment of 120,000 Americans of Japanese ancestry during World War II, the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program and the National Japanese American Memorial Foundation, present the film 442: Live with Honor, Die with Dignity at the Smithsonian Institution.

This film, directed by Junichi Suzuki, narrates the history and legacy of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, known as the most decorated US Regiment during WWII. In addition to the use of archival footage, the film includes interviews with several surviving veterans including United States Senator Daniel K. Inouye and George Sakato. Both veterans were recipients of the Medal of Honor, the highest military decoration awarded by the U.S. government. A forum with the director, Junichi Suzuki, will follow the screening.

Photos by Sandra Vuong, Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program, and Jim McCallum
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