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Tacoma Day of Remembrance and Free Third Thursday

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May 17, 4:00-7:00 PM 

Washington State History Museum

FREE (Museum admission is free on Third Thursdays from 3:00-8:00 PM)

On May 17 and 18 in 1942, after President Franklin Roosevelt's signing of Executive Order 9066, over 800 people of Japanese ancestry were forcibly evacuated through Tacoma's Union Station and relocated into internment camps. Join us for the third annual Day of Remembrance with programming and activities to commemorate this event, the lives it impacted, and its legacy in Tacoma. 

"With this event, I hope to honor the vibrancy of Tacoma's historic Japanese American community and showcase the persistence and resilience of its cultural vitality today," said Sansei freelance writer Tamiko Nimura, who is organizing the event. 

The event is free and kid-friendly. Sing along to Japanese folk songs with Megumi Azekawa, see a performance by Tacoma Fuji Taiko, participate in a community craft activity, learn from a question and answer session, and more! 

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