Commemorating the 80th Year of Executive Order 9066, Japanese-American Internment ~ New York Day of Remembrance, February 19th

 

 

 

Members of the Mochida family wait in Hayward, California, for their “evacuation” bus. Each wears an ID tag. The family operated a nursery and five greenhouses in Hayward. Dorothea Lange May 8, 1942 Image via fdr.blogs.archives.gov

A dear woman, a friend, recently passed away.  In her 90s, she was an inspiration to all who knew her ~ looking quite dapper, out doing errands every day, no matter the weather, and with a memory rivaling all those still in mid-life.  It was at her 49 Day Funeral Ceremony at The New York Buddhist Church, that we learned how, in the 1940s, she and her husband fled to New York, to avoid being sent to internment camps, along with so many other Japanese-Americans ~ even though they were in the United States Quite legally.

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