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Day Of Remembrance For Executive Order 9066 To Be Held
Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) On February 19, 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066.
That now infamous order authorized the forced removal and incarceration of all Japanese-Americans on the west coast of the United States.
With that order, thousands of Japanese-Americans made their way to southern Idaho... to the Minidoka internment camp.
This Wednesday marks the 72nd anniversary of this event.
That's why the College of Southern Idaho is holding a day of remembrance to highlight this part of American history.
The event will take place on the campus, inside the Evergreen Building in room C-74.
It starts at one in the afternoon and is open to the public.