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 create this National Memorial. Academy Black® was used for the reflecting pool creating a zen-like experience similar to a Japanese garden.
The five Iridian® boulders, featuring a rugged Rockface finish, represent the five generations of Japanese Americans that were affected by World War II.
The Lac du Bonnet® granite wall helps visitors better understand the significance of WWII events and to honor the 100th Battalion, 442 Regimental Combat Team and the Military Intelligence Service that lost their lives serving their community.