National Japanese American Memorial

National Japanese American Memorial information

Washington, DC , USA
Street Louisiana Ave
Extras btwn New Jersey Ave & D St
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underground rail Union Station
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During WWII, thousands of West Coast Japanese American citizens were held in internment camps as suspected ‘enemy aliens.’ Even as this discrimination occurred under government mandate, hundreds of their relatives enrolled in the all Japanese American 442nd Infantry Regiment, which would go on to become the most decorated American combat unit of the war. Both soldiers and interred civilians are honored in this plaza, centered on a statue depicting two cranes bound with barbed wire.