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Japanese Canadian War Memorial

The memorial in 2009
Founding members of the Canadian Japanese Association at the memorial, c. 1920

The Japanese Canadian War Memorial is located at Stanley Park in Vancouver, British Columbia.[1][2]

HistoryEdit

The light in the Japanese Canadian War Memorial was switched off in 1941 after the attack of Pearl Harbor. In response to the perceived threat, Japanese residents were forced into internment camps. It was only in April 1949 that the all restrictions were lifted from Japanese Canadians. The memorial's light was eventually re-lit on August 2, 1985. In remembrance of those who fought for freedom & democracy in WWI and those who volunteered and died in WWII, even while their families (some of whom were themselves veterans of WWI) were interned in concentration camps. Lest we forget!

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "First World War Japanese-Canadians honoured with refurbished Stanley Park monument - British Columbia". Cbc.ca. Retrieved 2016-07-27.
  2. ^ "Conservation of the Japanese Canadian War Memorial, Stanley Park National Historic Site - Heritage BC". Heritagebc.ca. 2014-11-11. Retrieved 2016-07-27.

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