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Rafu Shimpo: Japanese American Issei to Be Honored Memorial Day

posted by Randall

Japanese American IsseiThe Issei Memorial Bench will be dedicated Memorial Day in memory of San Diego’s first generation of Japanese immigrants, reports Rafu Shimpo.

The bench is funded and built by the Japanese American Historical Society of San Diego and includes a plaque and two vases.  It’s served as a resting spot for those visiting the   Old Japanese Section of the Mount Hope Cemetery since it was originally dedicated in 2005.

The Memorial Day Service has taken place every year since.



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