Lest We ForgetWalerga Assembly Center was established by the United States at the onset of World War II to assemble and temporarily detain, without charge or trial, 4,739 Sacramento residents solely because of their Japanese ancestry. Approximately 120,000 persons were uprooted from their West Coast homes and interred in ten War Relocation Centers. Over two-thirds were American citizens by birth. Given the opportunity, many thousands left the ten centers to work on farms and in war industries or to serve with valor in the armed forces. Their acts and deeds gave living proof that Americanism is a matter of mind and heart, not a matter of race or ancestry. May this memorial remind all Americans to be alert so that such injustices never recur.
|Placed By||Japanese American Community of Sacramento in cooperation with Sunrise Recreation and Park District, February 1987|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at 7:11am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||10S E 643430 N 4281261|
|Decimal Degrees||38.66833333, -121.35131667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 40.1', W 121° 21.079'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 40' 6.00" N, 121° 21' 4.74" W|
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|Area Code(s)||916, 530|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 4857-4901 Palm Ave, Sacramento CA 95841, US|
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