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Officials sign WWII-era flag to honor Japanese American veterans, internment camp survivors

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                                Veterans and their families, and those incarcerated at Honouliuli Internment Camp and their families, attended a national initiative to honor Japanese American soldiers and camp survivors. About 25 people from Hawaii will be signing one of two WWII-era U.S. flags before they are returned to the mainland. Larry Miwa, a Hiroshima survivor, signed the flag on Wednesday at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii. With him is his son, Stephen Miwa, left, and California Judge Johnny Cepeda Gogo.

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    Veterans and their families, and those incarcerated at Honouliuli Internment Camp and their families, attended a national initiative to honor Japanese American soldiers and camp survivors. About 25 people from Hawaii will be signing one of two WWII-era U.S. flags before they are returned to the mainland. Larry Miwa, a Hiroshima survivor, signed the flag on Wednesday at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii. With him is his son, Stephen Miwa, left, and California Judge Johnny Cepeda Gogo.

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                                Former Hawaii Gov. George Ariyoshi, center, who served in the Military Intelligence Service during WWII, also signed the WWII-era U.S. flag Wednesday. With him is former first lady Jean Ari­yoshi and California Judge Johnny Cepeda Gogo.

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    Former Hawaii Gov. George Ariyoshi, center, who served in the Military Intelligence Service during WWII, also signed the WWII-era U.S. flag Wednesday. With him is former first lady Jean Ari­yoshi and California Judge Johnny Cepeda Gogo.

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                                Former Gov. George Ariyoshi, who served in the Military Intelligence Service during WWII, signs flag.

    CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Former Gov. George Ariyoshi, who served in the Military Intelligence Service during WWII, signs flag.

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                                Veterans were asked to sign inside the stars while others filled in the white and red stripes.

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    Veterans were asked to sign inside the stars while others filled in the white and red stripes.

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Karen Murashige, signing for her father, Shozo Takahashi. Other veterans and their families, and those incarcerated at Honouliuli Internment Camp and their families.Community members held the event where Japanese American incarceration camp internees and nisei soldiers signed a WWII-era American flag.

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    Karen Murashige, signing for her father, Shozo Takahashi. Other veterans and their families, and those incarcerated at Honouliuli Internment Camp and their families.Community members held the event where Japanese American incarceration camp internees and nisei soldiers signed a WWII-era American flag.

Revered nisei veterans Shinye Gima and former Gov. George Ariyoshi joined leaders and community members Wednesday in signing a World War II-era U.S. flag as part of a national initiative to honor Japanese American soldiers and internment camp survivors. Read more

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