Closing of Topaz to be Commemorated

Closing of Topaz to be Commemorated

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(KSL News) -- Sixty years ago, the U-S Government closed the Topaz internment camp near Delta, Utah.

Now Japanese Americans throughout the West Coast are meeting there to commemorate that event.

Closing of Topaz to be Commemorated

During World War Two, more than 100-thousand ethnic Japanese were sent to the camps, including Topaz.

This weekend, a monument will be dedicated to honor Japanese American Veterans of World War Two.

Though it's now closed, he U-S Congress has passed a bill to preserve sites like Topaz.

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