Tuesday, September 17, 2013
~~Manzanar~~ A MUST READ... A MUST PASS ALONG!
Manzanar is most widely known as the site of one of ten camps where over 110,000 Japanese Americans were incarcerated during World War II. Located at California's Owens Valley between the towns of Lone Pine to the south and Independence to the north.
Manzanar, which means "apple orchard" in Spanish, was identified by the United States National Park Service as the best-preserved of the former camp sites, and is now the Manzanar National Historic Site, which preserves and interprets the legacy of Japanese American incarceration in the United States.
Many years ago, I heard this Tom Paxton folk song...and it touches me today as it touched me then. I passed through Manzanar, California, recently and have to share this lesson that no one teaches us in history class...