Thursday, July 3, 2014

Independence Day

Last week I had the privilege (thanks to Aura Newlin) of participating in the Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation's reenactment of the 1944 trial of the Heart Mountain draft resisters as part of the 26th Annual Conference of the National Consortium on Racial and Ethnic Fairness in the Courts. 

As we approach the holiday weekend, I was thinking about how Independence Day has a connotation beyond the Revolutionary War when you think about it from the viewpoint of Heart Mountain draft resisters such as Mr. Yosh Kuromiya pictured below. May we always remember the tenets of the Declaration of Independence written so many years ago.

The following photos, courtesy of Dewey Vanderhoff, were taken during the National Consortium on Racial and Ethnic Fairness June 25-27 in Cody:

Yosh Kuromiya

Judge Lance Ito

    President Stefani Hicswa
Secretary Norman Mineta asking President Hicswa
about Senator Al Simpson's security clearance ;)

Have a great weekend. I am off to practice my wave for the 4th of July parade in Cody!


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