Heart Mountain Pilgrimage Honors Incarcerees | Big Horn Basin Media

Heart Mountain Pilgrimage Honors Incarcerees

Written by on July 26, 2019

The Heart Mountain Interpretive Center tells the story of some 14,000 Japanese Americans unjustly incarcerated in Wyoming from 1942 through 1945.

This weekend, former internees and their families will make sure that dark period in American history is not forgotten, through the annual Heart Mountain Pilgrimage. Each year, the Heart Mountain Foundation provides an opportunity for former incarcerees, their families, and other friends and supporters to revisit the site for reflection and education.

Saturday morning, there will be a special presentation to legendary broadcaster Tom Brokaw, honoring him for telling the story of the Heart Mountain Camp. Heart Mountain Interpretive Center Director Dakota Russell says Brokaw will be presented the Ladonna Zall Compassionate Witness Award.

Also Saturday, there will be a keynote speech by the Honorable Judge Lance Ito, who is the son of Heart Mountain incarcerees James & Toshi Ito.

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