48-Star Flag Signing

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48-Star Flag Signing
January 9

JAMO was happy to participate in this memorable flag-signing event. Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Johnny Gogo has been traveling the country with several 48-star flags, collecting signatures of Japanese Americans who were imprisoned during WWII. Each signing event is a way to gather the survivors together, hear their stories, and create a symbol of their experiences living in the camps and the injustice of their forced relocation.

On January 9, two events were held in Portland. In the morning, Judge Gogo was at the Russellville Park Leisure Care Community; in the afternoon, we moved the event over to the Japanese American Museum of Oregon.

 

Additional events will be held in the Northwest soon, including Seattle and Bainbridge Island.

Marilyn Sholian (l) helps her mother Taka Mizote sign the 48-star American flag at Russellville Park, Portland, Oregon.
Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Johnny Cepeda Gogo (c) explains about the 48-star American flag to WWII Japanese American concentration camp survivors and their relatives at Russellville Park, Portland, Oregon.
Julia Tokiwa signs the 48-star American flag as her husband Yoshiro Tokiwa, member of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team looks on, at the Japanese American Museum of Oregon, Portland, Oregon.
Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Johnny Cepeda Gogo (r) points to signatures of WWII Japanese American concentration camp survivors on the 48-star American flag at the Japanese American Museum of Oregon, Portland, Oregon

Community members, JAMO staff, and Judge Johnny Gogo with the signed flag at the museum.
(l to r) Mark Takiguchi, Kay Endo, Jeff Matsumoto, Judge Johnny Cepeda Gogo, Lynn Fuchigami Parks, and Chris Lee pose with the 48-star American flag at the Japanese American Museum of Oregon, Portland, Oregon.
Details
Date:
January 9
Venue
Japanese American Museum of Oregon
411 NW Flanders St
Portland, OR 97209 United States
Organizer
Japanese American Museum of Oregon
Phone:
+1 (503) 224-1458
Email:
info@jamo.org
View Organizer Website