HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has signed a proclamation designating Sunday as Japanese-Americans Day of Remembrance in Connecticut.
The Democratic governor said the proclamation is meant to honor the victims of Japanese internment camps, which were created 75 years ago this Sunday.
Malloy said it’s important not to forget the victims of the Japanese-American internment camps and “reflect upon our own humanity and the need to respect all peoples.”
Malloy said the anniversary is also a good time to make sure “these kinds of failings that were once forced upon groups of people in our country are not repeated in the future.”