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Venice Update

News of Venice, CA and Marina del Rey CA

Japanese American Memorial Monument Dedicated

By Darryl DuFay

Community members overflowed the northwest corner of Venice and Lincoln Blvd Thursday morning to celebrate the ten years of work that resulted in the dedication of the Japanese American Memorial Monument.

There were City Council, County Supervisors, Mayors, National Park Service, and Board of Public Works members or their representatives.   Speeches were given by members of the community and by city officials who helped with the monument as well as people who were in the interment camp who shared some  of their experiences.

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Phyllis Hayashibara at the podium.

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Recognition of the monument committee members.

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Surviving locals who were interned. Then and Now. Yosh Tomita passed away earlier in year.

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