Near Ralston in Park County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
Heart Mountain World War II Memorial
This memorial plaque is dedicated to the more than 750 internees who left Heart Mountain to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces during World War II, and to the memory of the 15 Heart Mountaineers who gave their live for our country.
Cpl. Yoshiharuu Aoyama • Sgt. Robert Farmer • Pfc. Ted Fujioka • Pvt. Stanley K. Hayami • S/Sgt. Joe Hayashi • Sgt. John S. Kanazawa • Cpl. Yasuo Kenmotsu • Pvt. Isamu Kunimatsu • Sgt. George M. Mayeda • Pvt. Jim Nagata • Pfc. Toll Seike • Pfc. William Taketa • Lt. Kei Takahashi • Pfc. Fred Yamamoto • Lt. Hitoshi Yonemura
May the injustices of the removal and incarceration of 120,000 persons of Japanese ancestry during World War II, two-thirds of whom were American Citizens, never be repeated.
Presented by the Heart Mountain High School, Class of 1947 on behalf of the 10,700 persons interned from 1942 - 1945, with appreciation to the people of Park County who made this memorial possible.
Erected 1985 by Heart Mountain High School, Class of 1947.
Location. 44° 40.225′ N, 108° 56.983′ W. Marker is near Ralston, Wyoming, in Park County. Marker can be reached from Road 19 near Lane 15, on the left when traveling west. Touch 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 Memorial (here, next to this marker); Daniel K. Inouye (a few steps from this marker); Heart Mountain Relocation Center Honor Roll and Flag Pole (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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ralston.
More about this marker. Heart Mountain Relocation Camp is located off of the Powell Highway (U.S. Highway 14A) about 6 miles south of Ralston. This marker is located in Heart Mountain Relocation Center Memorial Park.
Categories. • Asian Americans • War, World II •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 2, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 237 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 2, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.