The Significance Of The Word 'Exclusion' On WWII Memorial

Aug 14, 2014

Lily Kodoma stands in front of the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial. Kodoma's name, along with her parents and brothers and sisters, are inscribed on the wall behind her.
Lily Kodoma stands in front of the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial. Kodoma's name, along with her parents and brothers and sisters, are inscribed on the wall behind her.
Credit KUOW Photo/Jeannie Yandel

Jeannie Yandel visits the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial, which recently underwent a name change. She speaks with memorial board member Lily Kodoma and Congressman Derek Kilmer about the significance of adding the word "exclusion" to the site which honors the residents of Japanese descent who were forcibly removed from the island during World War II.