Friday, January 30, 2009

Chicago Day of Remembrance Event


February 15, 2009
Chicago History Museum
1601 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL
2 p.m.

An event commemorating the World War II internment of Japanese Americans will be held at the Chicago History Museum on Sunday, February 15, 2009 at 2pm*.

This Day of Remembrance is annually sponsored by major organizations in the Japanese American community in Chicago. On February 19, 1942, President Franklin Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, which led to the forcible internment of approximately 120,000 Japanese Americans in concentration camps during World War II. The Day of Remembrance program will recognize former internees who testified about their experiences before a federal commission hearing held in Chicago in 1981. The program will feature the recollection of these individuals, a new video on the hearings and a panel of young people who will reflect on this history.

The Day of Remembrance is sponsored by the Japanese American Citizens League, Japanese American Service Committee and the Chicago Japanese American Historical Society. Free admission and open to the public.