As is know to be true, in times of peril, sometimes we humans are not at our very best. In the Colorado River Indian Tribes Reservation, at Poston Az, an internment camp was built to contain Japanese Americans during WWII.
Many of the men joined the Armed Forces during that time, and the prisoners had school for their children. Some years ago, a very meaningful memorial was organized and built to commemorate the camp.
To find this memorial, one can go north off of I-10 at Ehrenburg AZ, which is exit 1.
Poston is the small town in the Colorado River Indian Reservation where the camp was located. The memorial is on the east side of the highway, and it is very well laid out and has a lot of information that is very interesting.
I hope that someday you will have an opportunity to visit this memorial. It's very moving.
These pictures are fixed in the metal surfaces and showed the buildings at the camp.
|Center momument at Poston Memorial|
|Windblown palm trees outline the memorial|
|Plaque about CRIT location|
|Information about the camp|