Bainbridge Island’s “Service and Community” event is postponed to Saturday, February 27th.
Due to inclement weather, the annual event to commemorate the February 19, 1942 signing of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Executive Order 9066 is postponed to Saturday, February 27, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
FDR’s order set in motion the exclusion and incarceration of 120,000 Japanese Americans during WWII, and on March 30, 1942, the Japanese Americans living on Bainbridge Island became the first community to be forcibly removed.
The annual “Service and Community” event is inspired by the unique Bainbridge Island legacy that welcomed their Japanese American friends and neighbors home, with volunteers gathering to offer landscaping and maintenance to the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial site located at Pritchard Park, 4192 Eagle Harbor Drive, Bainbridge Island.
Due to COVID-19, face masks will be required to be worn at all times and other CDC guidelines will be followed. Please wear appropriate clothing for work and weather, gloves and bring your own gardening tools, shovels, etc.
Hosted by the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community, the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial Association and support from the Bainbridge Island Metropolitan Park and Recreation District.