NCAPA, JACL to Observe 9/11 Anniversary

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WASHINGTON — The National Council of Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA) and the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) will gather on Sunday, Sept. 11 to remember and reflect upon the loss of lives and events that have occurred since the 9/11 attacks in 2001.

The 9/11 10-year anniversary vigil will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. at the National Japanese American Memorial to Patriotism During World War II, located at the intersection of New Jersey Avenue, Louisiana Avenue, and D Street in Washington, D.C. The closest Metrorail stop is the Red Line to Union Station.

Speakers will include Norman Y. Mineta, who was U.S. secretary of transportation at the time; and Shireen Zaman, executive director of the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding.

NCAPA is a coalition of 29 national Asian Pacific American organizations. Founded in 1996 and based in Washington, D.C., it seeks to expand the influence of Asian Pacific Americans in the legislative and legal arenas, and enhance the public’s and mass media’s awareness of and sensitivity to Asian Pacific American concerns.

For more information, contact the Washington, D.C. JACL office at (202) 223-1240.

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