Reverend Jerry Hirano, Buddhist Church Of Salt Lake City, Wakasa discussed on All Things Considered


The crisp desert air Good morning everyone Reverend Jerry hirano is with the Buddhist church of Salt Lake City We'll begin with suture chanting and then for those who would like please come around to this side for osho or incense burning Good During wakasa's 1943 funeral prisoners didn't have fresh flowers so they used paper ones The group at this ceremony walked up to a white cross on the fence one at a time and placed fresh flowers and paper flowers next to it Kyoshi ina who was born in the camp read a letter from the group Do you miss these flowers or for you We thank you for a life well lived We grieve your death Now descendants survivors and the museum are trying to heal and move forward Part of that is an evaluation of the stone and its original location by National Park Service archeologists It now sits on a wooden pallet in the corner of the museum's courtyard After the ceremony the team started assessing the site Eventually they'll compile a report to help the two groups decide what to do with the monument Nancy ukai who first found the map that led to the monuments discovery says there's still a lot of healing to be done But this day brings them one step closer Healing means learning the truth about the land here the artifact the archeology and meeting people and working together to learn that is a form of healing Duke says this was the first step in consecrating a sacred place And that too is a way to heal For NPR news I'm Sonia Hudson On the steps of New York City hall Thursday morning an early celebration for.

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