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National Japanese American Memorial

Dedicated on November 9, 2000, the National Japanese American Memorial honors the loyalty and courage of Japanese Americans during World War II despite Japanese American internment. 
  • More than 21,000 square feet of granite was used to created this National Memorial

  • Academy Black® granite was used for the Memorials pool to reflect the water creating a Zen-like experience similar to a Japanese garden

  • The five Iridian® boulders, featuring a rugged rockface finish, represent the fives generations of Japanese Americans that were affected by World War II

  • The Lac Du Bonnet® granite used for the pools facing and cubic sitting benches compliment the memorial's engraved walls

  • Historic quotes carved into a curved Lac Du Bonnet® granite wall help visitors better understand the significance of World War II events and to honor the 100th Battalion and 442 Regimental Combat Team, and the Military Intelligence Service that lost their lives serving their country