U.S. Sen. Mazie K. Hirono joined the superintendent of
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Cindy Orlando, to dedicate a new exhibit
recounting the internment of Japanese Americans at the Kilauea Military Camp
(KMC) during World War II.
More than 100 Japanese Americans were imprisoned at KMC –
the largest incarceration site in Hawaii outside of Oahu.
internment of Japanese Americans during World War II was based on
discrimination and racism, and when our country goes down this path, the
outcome is never good. At a time when the president and his allies have
escalated their rhetoric against Muslims and other racial and ethnic
minorities, exhibits like this provide a necessary reminder of the consequences
of hatred and division,” Hirono said. “I commend the National Park Service for
creating this new exhibit, and encourage future park visitors to take the
opportunity to learn about this dark chapter in American history.”