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?
Manzanar interned over 10,000 people behind barbed wire with no due process of law. Some internees found it ironic that the nearest town, six miles to the north, is named Independence.