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Friday, August 14, 2015

Washington DC monument series ...... Aug 2015

Memorial Monument 
to Japanese-American Patriotism
located  at Louisiana Ave. and D Street
Washington DC 
circa  2000
14 foot  bronze  Japanese cranes
caught  in  barbed  wire
Artist :  Nina  Akamu
the  granite  semi - circular wall
is  inscribed  with  the  names
of  the ten  internment camps ,
numbers  of  detainees  at each  site
(  over 120,000 Japanese- Americans )
the memorial  is  a tribute  to 
not  only the  detainees, but  also
  Japanese- American veterans
and  their  patriotism