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Honouliuli Internment Camp - Fire Station
Laser scan model of one of the last-standing structures at Honouliuli Internment Camp. Archaelogists believe this structure was the internment camp’s fire station as the foundation includes a ramp.
Designated as a new unit of the National Park Service in February 2015 by Hawaiian-born President Barack Obama, the physical remains of the Honouliuli Internment Camp serve as a tangible reminder that during World War II, the U.S. government, under Executive Order 9066, forced over 120,000 people of Japanese heritage to leave their homes and businesses and live in confinement camps.
Mid-Pacific Institute began working with CyArk through a National Park Service Japanese American Confinement Sites (JACS) grant awarded to CyArk in 2014. The JACS Grant Program was established by Congress in 2006, “To provide for the preservation of the historic confinement sites where Japanese Americans were detained during World War II… in order that present and future generations may learn and gain inspiration from these sites.”