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Day of Remembrance -- February 19, 1942, the date that Executive Order 9066 was signed by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, has been commemorated annually as a "Day of Remembrance" (DOR) in many communities and campuses for about two decades.

Since 1980, the San Jose Nihonmachi Outreach Committee has sponsored a Day of Remembrance candlelight procession through San Jose Japantown

Photo from Of Civil Wrongs & Rights: The Fred Korematsu Story
Although DOR is a commemoration of a dark chapter in American history, it has been transformed into a celebration of the courage, dignity and persistence of the internees.

The act of remembering this history – especially the courage and dignity of the Issei and Nisei – has often rekindled the commitment of younger generations and the broader public to take personal responsibility for assuring that such an injustice is never repeated -- against any group of people.

To learn how to plan DOR activities in your community, or for information on events already planned, click here.

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