Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community

Showing Patriotism During Forced Removal

Hiro Hayashida, age 3, waves a small American flag while his mother and sisters show the peace symbol out the window of the train as it departs Seattle. Hiro remembers his mother told him he was going on a “vacation” so he would not be frightened by this ordeal.

(Credit: Museum of History and Industry, Seattle Post-Intelligencer Collection)