Being American–Patriot or Enemy?

Marilyn Kurata will address being American. She says, “My father turns 96 in October. He represents a disappearing generation in American history, both as a WWII veteran and earlier as one of the more than 110,000 Japanese Americans forced to leave his home on the West Coast by Executive Order 9066. Unfortunately, remembering the past is no guarantee that mistakes won’t be repeated. Nevertheless, memory is an essential component of wisdom and helps us understand who we are as individuals and as a nation. I will use this occasion to present an overview of my father’s life to personalize what happened in America once and could happen again.”