UPDATE: Summer 2013 REVISED: 7/8/13

Poston Community Alliance
Poston Memorial Monument Committee

Photos from a recent Poston Community Alliance board meeting held in Lafayette, California, and courtesy of Dianne Kiyomoto

During World War II, of the 110,000 interned Japanese Americans, nearly 18, 000
were incarcerated in the Poston concentration camp on the Colorado River Indian Tribes (C.R.I.T.) Reservation in Arizona.  The Poston Memorial Monument was built in 1992 through the efforts of a determined and passionate group of detainees with support from the C.R.I.T.

The mission of the Poston Community Alliance is to create a foundation for educating the public about what took place at Poston, Arizona during World 
War II.  
The Poston Community Alliance is on a MAJOR fundraising campaign to restore Poston's remaining historic structures to create a museum.  This museum will tell the stories of Japanese Americans and Native Americans who shared the surrounding land. 

                                               sample of personalized brick inscriptions
For $100 donation or more, you can purchase a 4" x 8" brick with a personalized inscription (name of former Poston detainee, donor's name or other wording of your choice).
A limited number of "ELITE" sponsorship levels are available. 
If you are interested in this option, please contact: diannerd79(at)yahoo(dot) com 

Bricks will be placed in the available space at the Poston Memorial Monument and kiosk site.
Make checks payable to: Poston Community Alliance
Mail to:
Poston Community Alliance/Brick Campaign
630 E. Quincy
Fresno, CA  93720
                      APPLICATION FORM
                             (please print legibly to avoid errors) 

Brick sponsor's name: _______________________________




phone: _______________________________________

** The brick has space for 3 lines with a MAXIMUM of 14 letters
 (this includes spaces between words ) on each line.**

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 LINE 2  

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If you would like the above information electronically sent to you, please list your email address in the comments section below.


Anonymous said...

I am writing a middle grade novel with the camp as a setting. Was the hospital built by the end of May, 1942? The main character's father is a doctor. Should he and his family stay in the barracks or in the hospital staff barrack, which may or may not be better accomodation. please reply to Taifanny@gmail.com.Thank you in advance.

Dianne said...

According to the 1st edition of the Poston Magazine,(April 1943) "The emergency hospital was first opened on May 17 of last year in an improvised barrack. It performed its initial surgical operation on June 5 when two victims of appendicitis were brought in. Just one month afterwards, since the inception of the old hospital, the complete medical staff moved into their now $252,882 constructed permanent building, which today has the capacity of 235 beds....."