The United States of America stands for "justice...
and equality for all." A society where all men and women can live in harmony and without fear. In 1942 the U.S. was a country that many dreamt of entering. A place where anything was possible. The Japanese had immigrated to American in hopes of finding new opportunities to create a new and prosperous life. Up until 1942, they had succeeded in fulfilling their goals.
On December 7, 1941, Pearl Harbor was bombed by the Japanese. Widespread anger and chaos ensued. The U.S. government immediately declared war upon Japan marking the entrance of the U.S. into World War II. This also marked the beginning of the incarceration of Japanese-Americans. A truly unjustified action, the internment of the Japanese is one example of how unsolved discrimination can bring injustice to U.S. citizens.
This website honors the Japanese-Americans that went through the experience and lived to tell. History is meant to be passed on and used to keep from making the same mistakes.