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Memorial Day, 1941





  May 31, 1941, Memorial Day  
  May 31, 1941, Memorial Day
May 31, 1941, Memorial Day
 


  May 31, 1941, Spanish American War Veterans  
  May 31, 1941, Spanish American War  

  May 31, 1941, Civil War  

  May 31, 1941, Memorial Day  

Memorial Day, 1941: “The crowd rose to its feet in acclaim to two troops of Boy Scouts marching along behind their unit banners and the national ensign.

“The boys were all Japanese.

“But none carried themselves more proudly than these boys of Los Angeles Scout Troops 197 and 379.

“And who could say that he was a better American than 16-year-old Yoneo Nakashima, color-bearer of Troop 197?”
 
History will provide an ugly answer to that question in a few months.




 
  May 31, 1941, Memorial Day  

  May 31, 1941, Memorial Day  


 
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