Plaque honoring Utah Japanese WWII veterans to be dedicated during Utah Department of Veteran Affairs annual Memorial Day program –
A plaque bearing the names of Utah veterans of the 100th/442nd RCT/MIS, who were awarded a Congressional Gold Medal in 2011,will be dedicated during annual Memorial Day Services at Camp Williams.
The program will be held in the chapel May 27th, 10am, at the Utah Veterans Cemetery, 17111 Camp Williams Road, Bluffdale.
Funds for the plaque were donated by members of the Japanese American community. It is intended to be a lasting legacy to the extraordinary efforts of these brave men and women who fought for their country, while family members were detained in relocation centers.
This plaque, honoring Utah Congressional Gold Medal, recipients will be placed in a prominent location next to the Wall of Honor.
The Japanese American community appreciates Terry Schow, Executive Director, Utah Department of Veteran Affairs, for his efforts in helping to honor these veterans.
Media requests may be directed to Terry Schow, 801-326-2372 or to Jani Iwamoto, 801-580-8414.