New exhibit remembers internment at KMC

| November 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

Senator Mazie Hirono (in blue, seated) attends the dedication of an exhibit marking the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II at Kilauea Military Camp. She is joined by Lt. Col. John Hill, the executive officer of U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii.

U.S. Senate
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HILO, Hawaii — U.S. Sen. Mazie K. Hirono joined the superintendent of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Cindy Orlando, to dedicate a new exhibit recounting the internment of Japanese Americans at the Kilauea Military Camp (KMC) during World War II.

More than 100 Japanese Americans were imprisoned at KMC – the largest incarceration site in Hawaii outside of Oahu.

“The internment of Japanese Americans during World War II was based on discrimination and racism, and when our country goes down this path, the outcome is never good,” Hirono said. “I commend the National Park Service for creating this new exhibit, and encourage future park visitors to take the opportunity to learn about this dark chapter in American history.”

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