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Day of Remembrance: Celebrating Japanese history, culture

Incarceration of Japanese Americans began 80 years ago


Last updated 2/16/2022 at 12:08pm

Image courtesy of Cascadia Art Museum

Cascadia Art Museum's exhibit on Kenjiro Nomura is included in the Day of Remembrance. The artist and his family were incarcerated during World War II.

On Sunday, Feb. 20, Cascadia Art Museum in Edmonds will focus its attention on the signing 80 years ago of Executive Order 9066, which began the incarceration of Americans of Japanese descent, by hosting a Day of Remembrance.

Ticket are $9-$12, free for members, students and children, and are available online or at the door.

The order, signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt Feb. 19, 1942, a little more than two months after the attack on Pearl Harbor, authorized the evacuation of those deemed a threat to national security on the West Coast to relocation centers across the country.

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