Amache Historic Site Becomes Newest National Park

The site preserves the internment camp used to imprison Japanese Americans during World War II.

Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland established the Amache National Historic Site as America’s newest national park this month. The site, located in Granada, Colorado, operated as one of the federal government’s 10 incarceration sites for Japanese Americans between 1942 and 1945.

More than 10,000 people were interned at Amache during the Second World War, two-thirds of whom were U.S. citizens. Designating the area as a national park will preserve the cemetery, building foundations, and several restored structures for visitors to tour year-round.

“As a nation, we must face the wrongs of our past in order to build a more just and equitable future,” said Secretary Haaland. “Today’s establishment of the Amache National Historic Site will help preserve and honor this important and painful chapter in our nation’s story for future generations.” 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Secretary Haaland as she heads efforts to preserve American history.
  • For Interior Department and National Park Service officials as they designate and maintain historic sites.

Sources: Department of the Interior


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