Lori Carey Photography

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Guard tower at Manzanar National Historic Site in Independence, California. There were originally 8 guard towers around the perimeter of the Manzanar War Relocation Center, staffed by Military Police with submachine guns. The National Park Service rebuilt this one in 2005.

‎Today I'm remembering the men and women who lost their lives during the attack on Pearl Harbor 70 years ago and reflecting on the sacrifices that led to the freedom we now experience.

A few weeks ago while shooting in the Eastern Sierras I made some time to visit the Manzanar National Historic Site, one of ten camps where Japanese Americans were imprisoned during WWII. They've done an amazing job with the interpretive center and I spent a couple hours inside absorbing everything, gaining a better understanding of the role that Japanese Americans played in the US war effort, and a lot of time contemplating about decisions we've made in the past and what the future holds in store.

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