The Puyallup Valley Chapter of JACL, in conjunction with the Washington State Fair, will host the 75th Remembrance of Puyallup Assembly Center, “Camp Harmony” on Saturday, September 2, 2017, on the Coca Cola Stage at 10:00am. Following Executive Order 9066, over 7,600 Japanese and Japanese Americans from Washington and Alaska were incarcerated on the Puyallup Fairgrounds, from April to September 1942.
Keynote Speaker is Tom Ikeda, Executive Director of Densho. Lori Matsukawa of KING 5 News will serve as Mistress of Ceremonies.
This day will be dedicated to honoring those impacted by the Puyallup Assembly Center (PAC). Immediately following the main event the program continues with a dedication of a new sign for the George Tsutakawa sculpture, Harmony, and an unveiling of the PAC Marker of Names!
The fair museum will house interactive exhibits and displays, including a replica of a horse stall and family barrack room. The video, The Silent Fair, with personal recollections of living on the fairgrounds, will play continuously inside the museum.
All Japanese American survivors and their families from all assembly centers, camps and detention facilities are invited. For tickets please visit, www.thefair.com/pac. For questions, contact Sharon Sobie Seymour at [email protected].