Sunday, February 19, 2012

Never Forget - Never Again

Imagine one day you wake up and here that your government has declared you a security risk. You suddenly are no longer a citizen, that you no longer have the right to attend school, own a business, own money, or your home. Worse, you have to abandon everything you own and report to an assembly point to board a train to some far off concentration camp and all because of your ancestry? Sounds like Nazi Germany right? Well this wasn't the Third Reich. This happened right here in the City of Angels some 70 years ago this week in the United States of America.

December 7th, 1941 may have been declared a "Day of Infamy," but today marks marks the 70th anniversary of President Roosevelt signing of Executive Order 9066 - The forced relocation of all people of Japanese Ancestry from the West Coast and Hawaii. A shameful chapter in our history and one that should never be repeated.

Never Forget - Never Again.

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