The individual identified in Japanese characters, here is, Michibiku Ozamoto, or, in English, T.
National Japanese American Memorial Foundation
Grade Range: K-12
Resource Type(s): Reviewed Websites
Date Posted: 6/11/2008
Construction of the National Japanese American Memorial on Federal land was authorized by statute (PL 102-502) and signed into law by President George Bush on October 24, 1992. Initially intended to commemorate Japanese American War veterans, the purpose has been extended to honor the patriotism of all Japanese Americans During World War II. The project for the Memorial was initiated in 1988 by the "Go For Broke" National Veterans Association Foundation. With the expanded scope of the project, the Foundation has been renamed as the National Japanese American Memorial Foundation.