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18th Annual Cherry Blossom Freedom Walk

Honoring the Past, Moving Forward



Keynote Speaker:

Mr. Jonathan B. Jarvis

Director, National Park Service


National Japanese American Memorial to Patriotism

(New Jersey and Louisiana Avenues and D St., NW –


  Closest Metro Union Station)  

Check-in opens at 9:00 AM • Opening Ceremony 10:00 AM 



For registration:


– go to Events – Freedom Walk



Rain or Shine

Sponsors:  National Japanese American Memorial Foundation (NJAMF), Japanese American Veterans Association, DC Chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League, and Ekoji Buddhist Temple.

The Cherry Blossom Freedom Walk, an official event of the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington DC, is an annual event held at the National Japanese American Memorial. It is a historical and cultural event which seeks to raise awareness about the Japanese American experience during World War II.








Admission is FREE. However, all donations are greatly appreciated.