Monday, February 19, 2007  

National Remembrance Day

Today is officially National Remembrance Day of the signing of Executive Order 9066. IN 1942, Roosevelt signed EO 9066, effectively turning 1,000's of US citizens and legal residents into enemy aliens. EO 9066 also condemned 1,000's of Japanese-Americans and legal residents of Japanese ancestry on the West Coast to four years in relocation camps Roosevelt himself termed concentration camps. If you know anyone who was part of the Nisei Regiment or whose father fought with them, say thanks, for these were men drafted or asked to volunteer by a nation that had so little regard for their civil rights that they arrested them for the crime of being of Japanese descent, The Nisei Regiment was one of the most highly decorated for bravery in WWII.

See two posts down for more on Executive Order 9066.

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