Thursday, February 19, 2009

Honouliuli Day of Remembrance

University of Hawai'i Architecture Bldg. Auditorium (2nd Floor)

Sun., March 11 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Join the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i (JCCH) and the Japanese American Citizens League-Honolulu Chapter (JACL) as they mark the 66th commemoration of the opening of the Honouliuli Internment Camp in remembrance of the more than 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry interned during World War II in Hawai‘i and the continental U.S.

Learn about the history and developments on the preservation of the Honouliuli Internment Camp from various speakers:

  • Senator Will Espero (20th Senate District, State of Hawai‘i) will share a touching internee’s remembrance story;

  • Jeff Burton, National Park Service archeologist who reviewed 35 World War II internment sites on the continental U.S. Burton will update the most recent archaeological findings and future plans to preserve Honouliuli;

  • Jane Kurahara, Co-Chair of the Confinement Sites Committee, will share plans for a memorial and interpretative center at the Honouliuli site.

Following the Honouliuli Day of Remembrance program, event attendees will also be able to participate in several activities: Attend a help session: Internees Family Archival Information Search; View the traveling exhibit, Dark Clouds Over Paradise: The Hawai‘i Internees Story; Participate in “Talk Story” groups with internees and family members; Share your own World War II experience at the Oral History Booth.

Free Admission. Parking is free, lot entrance is located off University Avenue between the Architecture Building and the Shidler College of Business building. For more information, call (808) 945-7633 or email: