Bainbridge Island commemorates the 78th Anniversary of the signing of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Executive Order 9066
Inspired by the unique legacy of a community that welcomed their Japanese American friends and neighbors home after World War II, on February 19 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., everyone is welcome to gather for “Service and Community” at the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial, offering landscaping maintenance and improvements to the National Historic Site, located at Pritchard Park, 4192 Eagle Harbor Drive, Bainbridge Island.
Work on the memorial site will be done in preparation for the upcoming March 30th commemoration of the first Japanese Americans to be forcibly removed and excluded from the west coast during WW II.
Hosted by the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community, the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial Association and generous support from the Bainbridge Island Metropolitan Park and Recreation District, everyone is invited and welcome to pitch in and help. Please wear appropriate clothing for work and weather, gloves and your own gardening tools.