MEMORIAL — 2004 Dedication Ceremony

BIJAC100 - Frank Kitamoto On March 30, 2004 nine local Nikkei wielded ceremonial shovels on the sixty-second anniversary of the Islanders journey into exile, to break the ground for the Nidoto Nai Yoni Memorial and the neighboring Joel Pritchard Park. Pritchard's son, Frank, and former Secretary of State and Islander Ralph Munro were joined by nearly 120 people to witness the kick–off of the private fund–raising effort for raise the $4 million needed to complete the Memorial.

DEDICATION SPEECH by Frank Kitamoto (click icon to listen), Transcript of Speech (PDF)

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