Wyoming US Senator John Barrasso has introduced a bill entitled the Japanese American World War II History Network Act. This legislation directs the Secretary of the Interior to identify National Park Service units for inclusion in a network of historic sites related to Japanese American history during World War II.
Barrasso points out that much of the history of Japanese American internment during World War II is in the West, including in Park County, Wyoming near Cody. The bill lays the groundwork for protecting this history for future generations.
It will establish a process to recognize sites related to Japanese American experiences in World War II to include in an historic network. Barrasso emphasizes the Japanese experience during World War II represents an important chapter in American history that must be preserved.
photo:Courtesy of the Library of Congress. Photo taken by Carol Highsmith.