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Day of Remembrance: Executive Order 9066: Seattle Central Connections

In February 1942, President Roosevelt signed E.O. 9066, mandating 120,000 Japanese-Americans to be imprisoned in camps during WWII. Decades later, in 1988, the order was deemed unconstitutional and belatedly, but dramatically, reversed.

Day of Remembrance Event Schedule

image of soldier posting notice of japanese internment on a fence

Life & Work of George Tsutakawa

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.