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Remembrance Gallery

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The Puyallup Valley Chapter is creating a remembrance to honor the 7,600 individuals of
Japanese descent who were imprisoned during WWII, on the then Puyallup Fairgrounds. These people came from Alaska, Seattle and rural areas of Pierce County and were incarcerated in the only temporary concentration camp in Washington State.

The Washington State Fair has provided us an opportunity to build a permanent historic
exhibit that will include listing the 7,600 names and interpretive displays. This gallery will be
seen by hundreds of thousands of people who visit the fairgrounds for events throughout each year. This Remembrance project will help us highlight the social injustices experienced and allow comparisons to those being denied justice today.

The gallery will use “The Puyallup Assembly Center” as a reflection of other assembly
centers, temporary detention centers, and the ten permanent camps. The stories shared will
reflect the specific but common aspects of the incarceration as well.

The National JACL Legacy Fund Grant presented the Chapter an award to promote this
project. The completion timeline is 2023. Please join Puyallup Valley in making the
Remembrance Gallery a reality!

Donate online via our Square Site

Donate with Venmo: @PuyallupValleyJACL

Donate by check:

Make checks payable to Puyallup Valley JACL

with the memo "Remembrance"

You may add "In memory of ...." and/or "In honor of ..."

Send to:

Puyallup Valley JACL

11415 SE 234th PL

Kent, WA 98031

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