Two virtual events will commemorate the 79th Anniversary of the first forced removal of Japanese Americans in World War II.
The Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community (BIJAC) and the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial Association (BIJAEMA) invite everyone to a pair of on-line events on March 30, 2021 to commemorate the first forced removal and exclusion of 120,000 Japanese Americans from the West Coast during World War II.
At 11 a.m., a live stream of the 79th Anniversary commemoration ceremony and Exclusion Departure Deck dedication will begin on the BIJAEMA Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/BIJAEM
Dozens of living survivors who were there on March 30th, 1942 will be in attendance to be honored and to participate in a ribbon cutting ceremony for the newly-constructed Exclusion Departure Deck built on the location of the historic former Eagledale Ferry Dock, the site of the first forced removal and exclusion of Japanese Americans. Due to the pandemic, advanced age of all of our survivors, and concerns about potential health risks, we are requesting that people please stay home and share in the ceremony on-line.
At 6 p.m., the BIJAEMA will host a free, on-line Humanities Washington presentation “Let It Not Happen Again – Lessons from the Japanese American Exclusion” presented by BIJAC President Clarence Moriwaki. Pre-registration is required: https://bit.ly/317OFnw