Roy Matsuzaki sits in the barracks room at the Japanese American Museum of San Jose, where he’s been a docent for 15 years. Originally from the Sacramento area, his family was first sent to the Fresno assembly center then on to Jerome, Arkansas. He was just 10 when the war broke out, and remembers going out into the swampland and forests to catch fireflies. He also remembers witnessing the treatment of the Black community during Jim Crow, as he one time took a bus to McGehee, Arkansas, and was told to sit near the front of the bus, while Black passengers sat at the back.
"When you said we were going to a living history museum, we thought it was going to be really boring. That was SO much cooler then we expected!" 😏 Thanks, kids, for assuming I'd only drag you to boring places.
But seriously, they're right- there was nothing boring about it!
Do you know what anniversary this is? We're you born yet? Do you remember where you were? My hometown of Apollo, PA was mailing special postcards with first issue stamps and postmark from Apollo. For many years the town had a big Moonlanding Parade and firemen's carnival that was attended by folks all up and down the Alle-Kiski Valley. That's all gone now, has been for many years since Apollo's prosperity went the way of others in the Rust Belt and the excitement and awe of moonlanding itself faded into the history books. I vaguely remember. I never want to forget.
Civil War Education Day is right around the corner on August 10.
What was life as a Civil War soldier like?
Meet the Sixth Ohio Volunteer Cavalry, and their horses, too! Train and drill with the soldiers, and experience camp life as we prepare for our annual Civil War Reenactment.
Did you know that #DDayOhio Inc is a non-profit organization? Every year our sponsors help honor our veterans and bring history alive by helping keep our event FREE to the public! If your family or business is interested in sponsoring this year's D Day Ohio be sure to check out the sponsorship section of our website for more information! #ddayohio2018#reenactment#ww2#wwii#livinghistory#conneaut#ohio#wwii