Website campaigning for stamp honoring Japanese-American soldiers
By Colin Sallee
1. Japanese-American vets subject of stamp push
As those who served in our country’s armed forces are honored during Veterans Awareness Month throughout November, a movement is underway to put a particular group of U.S. soldiers — the Japanese-American soldiers of World War II — on a stamp.
They Deserve a Stamp is an online effort created to raise awareness about what these men did for the United States shortly after being labeled as “enemy aliens” following the 1941 Japanese attacks on the United States at Pearl Harbor.
“They fought for freedom abroad when their own government imprisoned their families at home,” the website reads. “A stamp is the least we owe the brave Japanese American Soldiers of World War II. The fact it’s been denied this long is up to us to change.”
They Deserve a Stamp provides historical information about the veterans and encourages users to show their support for the effort to get them a stamp.
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