In 2014, commemorating the 100th anniversary of World War I, the Japanese Canadian War Memorial Committee with the Nikkei Place Foundation will raise $15,000 to restore the Cenotaph in Stanley Park, reproduce the Japanese Canadian Legion #9 flag, and replace of the plaque that dedicates the monument.
This iconic monument is a lasting memorial and testament to the ultimate sacrifice Japanese Canadians were willing to make for freedom and justice. It is serves as a symbol for the battles fought for Canada and the fight for equal status amongst Canadians.
Some 222 Japanese Canadian Volunteers served in World War I, and 54 of them made the ultimate sacrifice: their young lives. It was for these men that the Japanese community erected this monument on April 9, 1920.
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