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National Cherry Blossom Freedom Walk




The National Japanese American Memorial Foundation (NJAMF) invites you to participate in the 20th Annual Cherry Blossom Freedom Walk.  The Freedom Walk will take place Saturday, April 7, 2018.


The Walk begins and ends at the National Japanese American Memorial located at the corner of Louisiana & New Jersey Avenues, NW in Washington, D.C.  Check-in starts at 9 AM and the Nen Daiko Japanese Taiko Drummers will perform at 9:30 AM.  The Freedom Walk is a wonderful opportunity to visit the Memorial, take part in an activity that commemorates “Our Story,” and remind us of our continuing responsibility to raise awareness for “Your Rights.” 


The theme of our 2018 Freedom Walk is “E Pluribus Unum – Out of Many, One.”  This year marks the 76th anniversary year of the signing of Executive Order 9066 authorizing the internment of thousands of American citizens of Japanese ancestry and resident aliens from Japan.  

 The Freedom Walk is possible in part by sponsors of this year’s event:  National Japanese American Memorial Foundation, Japanese American Veterans Association, DC Chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League, and Ekoji Buddhist Temple.  The NJAMF is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.