Seattle City Council observes week of remembrance for Japanese American incarceration

The Seattle City Council presents a proclamation regarding the internment of Japanese Americans during World War 2.

The Seattle City Council and Mayor Bruce Harrell signed on to a proclamation today observing a week of remembrance for Japanese Americans incarcerated during World War II. Monday marked 82 years since President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066 leading to the forcible removal of 120,000 Japanese Americans from their homes and into incarceration.

The proclamation was brought forward by Councilmembers Rob Saka (District 1), Dan Strauss (District 6), and Tanya Woo (Position 8).

More photos from the event can be found on the Seattle City Council Flickr.

You can read the official proclamation below.