Day of Remembrance 2012
For Country: Japanese American Soldiers and Citizens & the 70th Anniversary of Executive Order 9066

February 18, 2012
National Museum of American History

The Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program is honored to host Secretary of Veterans Affairs General Eric Shinseki. This year marks 70 years since the signing of Executive Order 9066, the action that led to the internment of more than 110,000 Japanese Americans during World War II. However, this year also celebrates the formation of heroic Japanese American World War II military units such as the 100th Infantry Battalion, the 442nd Regimental Combat Team and sections of the Military Intelligence Service.

Learn more about this period in American history through objects, veterans, speakers, and film. Learn about the Congressional Gold Medal awarded to Japanese Americans who served in World War II. Join us for an afternoon of reflection and hear amazing stories about perseverance and service.

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Photos by Sandra Vuong, Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program
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