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Moving Forward from Community Secrets

March 4, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

As part of exhibition programming for A Long Road to Travel, the Japanese American Museum of Oregon will host a presentation on March 4 by historian Linda Tamura.

Saturday, March 4, 2pm
220 NW 2nd Ave, 8th Floor
Portland, OR 97209

In November 1944, American Legion Post 22 removed the names of 16 Nisei soldiers from the public honor roll, and hundreds of letters poured from around the country in reaction. The Legion held onto the letters for almost 80 years, donating them to the Japanese American Museum of Oregon in a Veterans Day event and public apology last year.

Historian Linda Tamura will make a presentation on her work uncovering hidden histories in the Hood River Japanese American community and how that brought her to this unusual box of letters. Post Commander Carl Casey and Vice Commander Dennis Leonard of the American Legion Post 22 will also join the conversation.

A selection of the letters are on view now at the Japanese American Museum of Oregon as part of the exhibition A Long Road to Travel: The Service of Japanese Americans During World War II.

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March 4, 2023
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2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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