Saturday, January 16, 2010

Prejudice and Patriotism -- January 16, 2010

Today we went for a walk in the Presidio and went to see the current exhibit at the Officers' Club "Prejudice and Patriotism," which talks about the experiences of Japanese Americans who went into the armed forces during World War II. I remember about 2000 when the US declassified the story of the language school in the Presidio. Military Intelligence veteran Cedric Shimo was speaking about his experiences while we were there. There was an extensive section at the end with current photos of vets and a little write-up about the experinces of each. Most were from MIS or the 442nd. The exhibit closes at the end of January.

It started to rain lightly while we were on our way home.

Before dismissing us after mass, Father Piers pulled out a rolled up cord and said that in all his years as a priest he had never seen anything like this: someone pulled down the rope from our church bell.

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