(10) Bainbridge Island, Washington

Pritchard Park, 4192 Eagle Harbor Drive, Bainbridge Island, Washington

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On March 30, 1942, 227 men, women and children were forcibly removed from their homes, and were the first Nikkei community incarcerated during World War II, first at Manzanar and then at the Minidoka concentration camp. “Nidoto Nai Yoni,” translated as “Let It Not Happen Again,” is the motto and mission of the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial, established in 2011. The Memorial is located on the site of the former Eagledale ferry dock on Bainbridge Island, Wash. The heart of the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial is the 276-foot long Memorial Wall displaying the names and ages of each of the island’s 276 Japanese American residents in 1942. Transportation to the Memorial, or around the Island, may be arranged with two hours advance notice by contacting BI RIDE at 1-844-424-7433

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