# World war ii
A concentration camp memorial exists in Pinal County: Regulated visiting is possible
Gila River War Relocation Center MemorialWikipedia. In 1942, concentration camps were erected across America just after the beginning of World War II. Over 120,000 people, mostly of Japanese ancestry, were removed from their homes and forced to live in these guarded encampments. One of them is right here in Pinal County.
A Program About Topaz was Held at the Utah State Capitol
Utah State Capitol(Image is author's) There were ten camps built in the United States during World War II to imprison persons of Japanese heritage. Those facilities have now become known as American concentration camps. They were called internment camps or relocation centers during those war years. Those incarcerated at the camps were innocent of any wrongdoing and were held simply because of their ethnicity.
Day of Remembrance Bill Signed at a Special Ceremony in Salt Lake City
Several bills related to minority groups were signed in Utah. Day of Remembrance Bill signed by Governor Cox(Image is author's) President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 on February 19, 1942, after the start of World War II. That order gave military commanders in certain areas of the United States the authority to remove any persons from specific regions of the country. The order was only used against people of Japanese descent who were living on the West Coast of the continental United States. It affected mostly Japanese Americans and immigrants who lived in California, Oregon, and Washington.
The Day World War II Came to Georgia: German U-Boats Sink Oil Tankers Off St. Simons Island on April 8, 1942
Just off the coast of St. Simons Island during the night of April 8, 1942, a darkened ship slid silently through calm waters on a dark night, silhouetted against the lights of the island. The oil tanker SS Oklahoma was making a delivery run, sailing north loaded with oil from a refinery in Louisiana.
Opinion: Why “Children of Paradise” is the Most Miraculous Movie Ever Made
The epic 1945 classic was filmed during the Nazi Occupation of France, with a cast including 1800 extras. “Les Enfants du Paradis” (“Children of Paradise”) Movie PosterPathé
A Freedom Walk Was Held in Washington, D.C.
National Japanese American Memorial to Patriotism(Image is author's) The National Japanese American Memorial to Patriotism During World War II was the site of the Freedom Walk in Washington, D.C. on April 2, 2022. After holding it virtually last year because of the COVID pandemic, the event was held in person. It has been an annual event for over twenty years.
Governor Ralph Carr of Colorado Had Compassion and Courage
Governor Ralph Carr (DVD Cover)(Image is author's) He welcomed Japanese Americans into Colorado when they voluntarily evacuated. It is interesting to note at this current time when the American concentration camp in Colorado called Amache is being designated as a national historic site that the then governor of Colorado was one of only a few people who supported the Japanese Americans during World War II.
Colorado Incarceration Facility to be a National Historic Site
The camp held Japanese Americans during World War II. A World War II camp barracks replica(Image is author's) It has been eighty years since President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 on February 19, 1942. That order paved the way for the removal of 120,000 persons of Japanese descent from their homes on the West Coast of the continental United States after the start of World War II.
Sharing A White House Proclamation on Day of Remembrance
Remembering the Japanese American Experience of World War II. The White House in Washington, D.C.(Image is author's) Day Of Remembrance Of Japanese American Incarceration During World War II.
Day of Remembrance Events on February 19 Teach American History
Japanese Americans were unjustly incarcerated in camps. Poster Instructing Japanese Americans(Image is author's) After the bombing of Pearl Harbor in Hawaii on December 7, 1941, by the Imperial Navy of Japan, the United States entered World War II. People living in the United States who were of Japanese heritage were immediately looked upon as the enemy. Although they had been faced with racism and prejudice for many years, World War II made life worse for these American citizens and immigrants of Japanese descent.
Day of Remembrance for Japanese Americans Passes House Committee
Remembering a part of American history during World War II. Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City(Image is author's) The Utah State Legislature is in session at the present time at the Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City. There are many bills which are being entered and debated by members of the Utah State Senate and the Utah House of Representatives.
Honoring These Indian River County Tree-mendous Triumphs
They stand in formation - the Laurel Oaks and the Live Oaks – along Victory Boulevard in the McAnsh Park neighborhood, as tribute to our heroes of World War II and the people who championed a living monument of this ‘Greatest Generation'.
A Bill to Hold a Permanent Day of Remembrance in Utah
Utah State Capitol(Image is author's) The Utah State Capitol is full of action with the Legislature in session with bills to consider. The 45 day legislative session started with an Opening Day prayer by Elder Gerrit W. Gong of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
A Topaz Exhibit Is At The Utah State Capitol
Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake CityImage is author's. An exhibit currently at the Utah State Capitol features stories of people who were unjustly incarcerated at the Topaz Camp near Delta, Utah, during World War II. The exhibit opened on January 18, 2022, and will be available until December 31, 2022. It is a chance to learn about a part of American history which is not well known by most of the general population.