Manzanar Invites People to Share Photos of Veterans (Press Release)
Join the rangers and staff at Manzanar National Historic Site in honoring Owens Valley veterans – first by sharing photos and stories of veterans in your family and then by attending a special event on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012, at Manzanar National Historic Site. Activities will begin at 11 a.m. with presentation of colors by Vietnam veterans from the Bishop Paiute Tribe. A video tribute to veterans will follow, with photos submitted by Owens Valley residents. Photographer/author Tom Graves will discuss his upcoming book, Twice Heroes: America’s Nisei Veterans of World War II and Korea, kicking off a special exhibit of his photos and stories on Manzanar’s Gallery Wall. Afterward, join us for refreshments, conversation, and a ranger-guided tour of Block 14 barracks and mess hall.
To submit photos of veterans, send a digital copy by Nov. 1 to Patricia_Biggs@nps.gov, giving permission to use the image and name. Include your name, address, and phone number, as well as the name of the veteran, military branch, and era of service.
Manzanar National Historic Site Interpretive Center is open every day from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. from April 1 through October 31, and 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. from November 1 through March 31. The center is located six miles south of Independence off U.S. Highway 395. All exhibits are free and open to the public. To learn more about Manzanar, visit www.nps.gov/manz or call 760.878.2194, ext. 3310. Manzanar is also on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ManzanarNationalHistoricSite.