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Raising the Flag: Coming of Age in WWII Concentration Camps

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In Person tickets to this program include admission to JANM for Saturday, March 4, 2023. Pricing reflects general museum admission pricing. Learn more about visiting JANM at janm.org/visit.

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Join the Boy Scouts of Heart Mountain in an intergenerational conversation on coming of age in a World War II concentration camp. The event will highlight a short film by Yuka Murakami that captured a moment at the 2019 Heart Mountain Camp pilgrimage opening ceremony where 89-year-old Harumi “Bacon” Sakatani, who was a teenage internee and former Boy Scout during World War II, is adamant about raising the U.S. flag alongside his fellow Boy Scouts. This program will also be a Gathering of Eagles, providing an opportunity for the community of Boy Scouts to come together in community and conversation.

Photo: Heart Mountain Boy Scout Drum and Bugle Corps, ca. 1943. Japanese American National Museum, Gift of Ike. T Hatchimonji (94.149.3)
 

Included in price of admission (General $16, Students/Seniors $9, Members FREE); Virtual FREE

Saturday, Mar 04, 2023

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM PST

Tateuchi Democracy Forum

Japanese American National Museum

100 N Central Ave

Los Angeles, CA 90012

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About the Event

In Person tickets to this program include admission to JANM for Saturday, March 4, 2023. Pricing reflects general museum admission pricing. Learn more about visiting JANM at janm.org/visit.

In Person RSVP      Virtual RSVP

Join the Boy Scouts of Heart Mountain in an intergenerational conversation on coming of age in a World War II concentration camp. The event will highlight a short film by Yuka Murakami that captured a moment at the 2019 Heart Mountain Camp pilgrimage opening ceremony where 89-year-old Harumi “Bacon” Sakatani, who was a teenage internee and former Boy Scout during World War II, is adamant about raising the U.S. flag alongside his fellow Boy Scouts. This program will also be a Gathering of Eagles, providing an opportunity for the community of Boy Scouts to come together in community and conversation.

Photo: Heart Mountain Boy Scout Drum and Bugle Corps, ca. 1943. Japanese American National Museum, Gift of Ike. T Hatchimonji (94.149.3)
 

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