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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-19-07 10:19 PM
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"If we don't talk about it, it could happen again"
By Eric Schudiske

BAINBRIDGE ISLAND - A lifetime ago, a dock on Bainbridge Island was crowded with Japanese and Americans of Japanese ancestry, all being taken away to World War II internment camps.

A memorial is now being built on the spot where more than 200 men, women and children were led under armed guard onto ferries 65 years ago ...

Betty June Stafford never forgot that day when she was four, waiving goodbye to friends. She says, "My brother cried, and he was four years older and we didn't get to see him cry very often. Nobody talked in that car, it was a very sad day." ...

"People kept saying, if we don't talk about it, it could happen again," <Kazuko Nakao> said.

http://www.komotv.com/news/5942211.html
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JohnnyLib2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-19-07 10:34 PM
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1. Thank you for this post. "If we don't talk about it......."

Two families in my little hometown had been in camps. The youngest children were a couple of years ahead of me in school, a few years later.
And no one talked about it....I was stunned to hear their history during high school...peers--classmates--regular kids--treated like that. It's a chilling reminder of just how close our country is to a repeat.
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