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Bainbridge Island JA Community to Host Memorial Event

By Dana S. Mar
The North American Post

Seventy-four years ago, in 1942, 227 people of Japanese descent were evacuated from Bainbridge Island to American incarceration camps as a result of the conflict between the United States and Japan in World War II. A few years later, the Bainbridge Island community slowly welcomed their neighbors home. On March 30, the anniversary of the Island’s evacuation, volunteers will hold a “landscaping maintenance and improvements” event for the Bainbridge Japanese American Exclusion Memorial.

The event will begin at 9 a.m. pause at 11 a.m. in a moment of remembrance for those forced to leave their homes, and then end by 1 p.m. Individuals from other communities are welcome to join and are encouraged to bring their own gardening supplies to participate in the maintenance as well as enjoy tours by former incarcerees.

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The North American Post is a community newspaper that celebrates Japanese culture in the Greater Seattle area. Founded by 1st generation Japanese-Americans in 1902, the publication is one of the oldest minority-owned newspapers in the region. Today, with bilingual articles in English and Japanese, the publication connects readers with diverse cultural backgrounds to Seattle’s Japanese community. Our articles include local news, event calendars, restaurant reviews, Japanese cooking recipes, community interviews, and more.