Save the date for the 17th Annual Cherry Blossom Freedom Walk on March 28!
Save the date to join us and others at the 17th Annual Cherry Blossom Freedom Walk on Saturday, March 28 at the National Japanese American Memorial to Patriotism (New Jersey Ave, Louisiana Ave, and D St NW, closest Metro: Union Station). This historical and cultural event raises awareness about the Japanese American experience during World War II and to highlight the vigilant role that American citizens must continue to play in preserving the Constitutional rights of all Americans. The Memorial was built as a lasting tribute to the more than 33,000 Japanese American soldiers who served with great distinction in the U.S. Military. The Memorial also pays tribute to the more than 120,000 persons of Japanese ancestry who were unjustly relocated in American confinement sites during World War II and is also a testament to our nation’s greatness that it does not fear to acknowledge its mistakes.
This year’s keynote speaker will be Ms. Catherine Mitrano, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Resolution Management at the Department of Veterans Affairs. Also on the program will be former Secretary Norman Y. Mineta and Ambassador Kenichi Sasae.
Register at http://www.ncbfreedomwalk.org/RegisterDonate.aspx.