February 19th is the anniversary of the Day of Remembrance, the day in 1942 when Executive Order 9066 requiring the internment of all Americans of Japanese ancestry was issued. Students at the then Broadway High School (BHS) were included in the internees. Each year, Seattle Central recognizes this significant event and pays tribute to the BHS students.
Tuesday, February 19
Wednesday, February 20
The Fountain in the Atrium was created by George Tsutakawa, a prominent, Seattle-born sculptor of Japanese descent.
Though Tsutakawa himself served in the military during World War II, many of his family members were imprisoned in internment camps.
Today many of his sculptures and fountains are installed throughout Seattle.