Driving Feelings

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Then the Day of Remembrance at Puyallup was November of '78 and I didn't take a part in it except that I was asked to host some of the national JACL. So Cliff Uyeda, John Tateishi and I can't remember the name of the PC editor at that time. So I was sort of hosting that, those people and saw their reaction to this tremendous outpouring of over 2,000 people. That, that was so moving.

To get into... we all met at what used to be called Sick's Stadium there on Rainier. And then we got into these cars, and I can't remember if I was in the bus, but the sight of the stream of cars all with their headlights on moving down the freeway—just miles—and that was so inspiring to think all these people are out here to go to the Puyallup.

And then that, that I think was the first, very first outpouring of—no, I take that back, it was the bringing up of the feeling of the camp experience. Many people had either suppressed it or just put it aside and they didn't want to talk about it.

Date: September 26, 1997
Location: Washington, US
Interviewer: Becky Fukuda, Tracy Lai
Contributed by: Denshō: The Japanese American Legacy Project.

cliff uyeda Day of Remembrance jacl john tateishi Puyallup sick's stadium

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