On February 20, Seattle City Councilmember Rob Saka introduced a new proclamation recognizing February 19th as Day of Remembrance for the Japanese American incarceration, co-sponsored by Councilmembers Tanya Woo and Dan Strauss. The proclamation was signed by Mayor Bruce Harrell and eight of nine Councilmembers (Councilmember Cathy Moore was excused absent from yesterday’s meeting).

Attending and accepting proclamation:

Dale Kaku, Nisei Veterans Committee
The Honorable Consulate General of Japan, Makoto Iyori
Deputy Consul General Junichi Sumi
Eileen Lamphere, President, Puyallup Valley JACL
Dr. Kyle Kinoshita, President, Seattle JACL – made brief remarks
Irene Yamamoto, Board, DENSHO Project
Danny Ing, Color Guard
Rick Takeuchi, Color Guard

February 19 marks the anniversary of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s issuance of Executive Order 9066 in 1942 • Courtesy of Seattle City Council
On February 20, Seattle City Councilmember Rob Saka introduced a new proclamation recognizing February 19th as Day of Remembrance for the Japanese American incarceration • Courtesy of Seattle City Council
Executive Order 9066 led to notices of exclusion to more than 120,000 Japanese Americans, two-thirds of whom were American citizens • Courtesy of Seattle City Council
The proclamation was signed by Mayor Bruce Harrell and eight of nine Councilmembers • Courtesy of Seattle City Council
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