35th annual Day of Remembrance

February 15 35th annual Day of Remembrance, San Jose, San Jose Buddhist Church, 640 N. Fifth Street, Sunday February 15, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Free

 Nihonmachi Outreach Committee presents its 33rd annual Day of Remembrance

The Day of Remembrance commemorates the anniversary of Executive Order 9066 which led to the forced incarceration of 120,000 people of Japanese descent, two-thirds of whom were American citizens. Each year, we gather to remember that great civil liberties tragedy from over seventy years ago and each one of us reflects on what that event means to us today. The Day of Remembrance is an event that aims to bring different communities together in order to build trust, respect and understanding among all people and to renew our pledge to fight for equality, justice and peace. This year the program will include speakers from the community, Congressman Mike Honda, the traditional candlelight procession through Japantown, capped with an exciting performance by San Jose Taiko Group. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (408) 505-1186 or email info@sjnoc.org. A flyer to download is pending.