Yesterday, President Obama designated the Honouliuli Internment Camp on the island of Oahu in Hawaii as a national monument. According to a White House fact sheet, “This monument permanently protects a site where Japanese American citizens, resident immigrants, and prisoners of war were held captive during World War II. 765 more words
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President Barack Obama will designate the former Honouliuli Internment Camp site on Oahu as a national monument, officials said Wednesday.
He is expected to make the announcement Thursday–a decision lauded by Hawaii’s Congressional delegation, local lawmakers and Japanese American organizations. 789 more words
The Train to Crystal City: FDR's Secret Prisoner Exchange Program and America's Only Family Internment Camp During World War II - Jan Jarboe Russell
Crystal City, Texas, is a small town in a sandy, dry prairie near the Mexican border. Its only claim to fame is spinach. The sandy soil turned out to be fine for growing spinach and a statue of Popeye stands across from the city hall. 225 more words