Join us on Thursday, March 16 and Friday, March 17 for the WWII Internment Survivor Memorial Flag Signing Tour at the Monterey JACL Hall on 424 Adam Street, Monterey from 4:00 to 6:00 PM.
Judge Johnny Gogo began this project of signing a 48-star flag as an awareness project of the surviving WWII internment of Japanese Americans. He had planned to do just one flag but interest in signing the flag by internees has been intense that he has acquired more flags to continue the project. To date he has five flags that have been signed by internees.
One flag will go to the San Jose Japanese American Museum, another to the one in Los Angeles. Toe third flag will be used by a traveling teacher of the internment, the fourth flag to the Fred Korematsu Foundation and the fifth flag is destined for the Smithsonian Institution. Even if you have already signed one of Judge Gogo’s flags, please sign this one.
Lisa Mineta has been in contact with Judge Gogo and has made arrangements for any internee in Monterey County who is interested in signing a flag to have the opportunity to do so.
If you were an internee and are interested in signing the flag, please feel free to come by the JACL Hall to sign the flag.
For any questions, please call or email Arly La Mica.
Note: Covid protocol of Monterey County will be followed of mask wearing and social distancing.