Since 1969 the Manzanar Committee, a non-profit educational organization, has sponsored an annual pilgrimage to Manzanar. Former internees, their families, friends, and a growing number of young people gather at the Manzanar cemetery to remember, to honor, and to carry the lessons of this experience into the future.
The event takes place on the last Saturday of April each year. It is free and open to the public.
See the National Park Service's 2013 Pilgrimage Events press release, Poster, and Pilgrimage Overview Map for the 44th annual Pilgrimage, April 27, 2013
Did You Know?
188 couples were married at Manzanar. Some former internees say that without the camps, they never would have met their spouse. Hundreds of other couples married just before going to camp to avoid being separated.