Near Ralston in Park County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
Daniel K. Inouye
Senator Inouye was the first Japanese American to serve in Congress, with posts in both the Hawai'i House of Representatives and the (U.S.) Senate, where he rose to the rank of president pro tempore. He was instrumental in advancing the Civil Liberties Act of 1988, which provided redress for Japanese Americans incarcerated during World War II. For his leadership, he was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2013.
Senator Inouye was also a strong supporter of the Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation and gave the keynote address at the grand opening of the Heart Mountain Interpretive Center. "The work is just starting," he said. "This Center will play an important role in reminding people that interment did happen in this great nation. And it we don't watch ourselves it could happen again." He will always be remembered as a great American patriot and friend.
Erected by Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation.
Location. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1474 Road 19, Ralston WY 82440, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Norman Y. Mineta (here, next to this marker); Heart Mountain Relocation Center Honor Roll and Flag Pole (a few steps from this marker); Heart Mountain World War II Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Heart Mountain Relocation Center Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Heart Mountain, Wyoming - Fall 1943 (within shouting distance of this marker); Barracks Living Area: (within shouting distance of this marker); Relocation Center Support Facilities (within shouting distance of this marker); Heart Mountain High School: (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Ralston.
More about this marker. Heart Mountain Relocation Center Memorial Park is located about 6 miles south of Ralston.
Also see . . . Daniel Inouye - Wikipedia. On April 21, 1945, Inouye was grievously wounded while leading an assault on a heavily-defended ridge near San Terenzo in Tuscany, Italy, called the Colle Musatello. (Submitted on November 30, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
Categories. • Heroes • Notable Persons •
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