National Japanese American Memorial, Washington DC

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  • July 11, 2017
    Names of Japanese internment camps comprise the memorial perimeter with a lovely pool in front and words from those who were there and those who ask forgiveness.  more »
  • June 16, 2017
    If it were not for my checking TripAdvisor for "things to do in DC" recommendations this week, I would likely have never known about this beautiful, moving memorial. Being of Japanese descent, I had d...  more »
  • April 17, 2017
    It's sad that this memorial was only built in 2002, 57 years after the end of WWII. It's terrible that most americans these days are unaware that the americans of japanese heritage were put into conce...  more »
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  • June 13, 2017
    I've lived in DC for 10+ years and haven't given this memorial much time until it was part of a justice walk I did. It's a stone's throw from Union Station and pays respect to the Japanese-Americans affected by World War II. It honor the 120,000 Japenese-Americans who were sent to camps on the West Coast during World War II. It does mention the Japanese-Americans who fought in the war for the USA as well. Definitely take time to read the signs as you walk through the park. It's well maintained and clean.
  • June 20, 2017
    Such a tranquil and beautiful monument well worth taking the time to enjoy.
  • December 8, 2016
    Preserving a very dark, but important part of our American history. These stories need to be preserved and told again and again as to not be repeated. This memorial does that, exactly.
  • June 23, 2017
    Nice memorial for the Japanese-Americans who fought in the World War II.
  • November 8, 2016
    Beautiful space. Calm and tranquil even though it is right next to a busy street.

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