Hi farmerman, Thought you would come back and ask "many" questions.
Yes, many of the participants felt some closure to their experiences living in a prison camp, but some were still quite angry at how we were treated as US citizens. It was helpful that the senior Bush signed an apology letter that some people framed and put on their walls with $20,000 of reparations. 80,000 people of us received it.
I think the camp near Fresno was called Pinedale; we heard it mentioned by several detainees who were sent there.
What was most evident for me from this pilgrimage was the information shared by the older prisoners who related their experience. The one I mentioned earlier about the man who went to Japan after the war, and his own family didn't want him in their home. A US general eventually got him introduced the the US Consulate General that subsequently resulted his return home. Many stories like this one from pe0ple who traveled to California from Japan, Hong Kong, Virginia, Arizona and many midwest states.
I was also glad to see the youngsters, the third, forth, and fifth generation children either born in camp or the children and grandchildren of the prisoners who learned for the first time what they and their parents really experienced at the hand of our government during WWII. They have become good advocates for other minorities in our country to make sure our government doesn't repeat the same mistakes.
It was only two days of programs, but I wished it was much longer. Many have already made plans to attend next year.