National Japanese American Memorial, Washington DC

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  • 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 »
  • In case anyone forgets, here stands a memorial to Japanese Americans' internment during World War II. Names of the camps are etched in stone surrounding the Memorial, which right now is totally stunni...  more »
  • We actually didn't intend to stop at this memorial but were walking by on our way to Unioj Station so decided to walk through it. It tells the story of a prettY dark time in US history and it seems to...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Such a tranquil and beautiful monument well worth taking the time to enjoy.
  • 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.
  • Nice memorial for the Japanese-Americans who fought in the World War II.
  • Beautiful space. Calm and tranquil even though it is right next to a busy street.