Le Pera is a K-8 school located in Poston, AZ approximately 20 miles south of Parker, AZ on the Colorado River Indian Reservation.
School Colors: Red & Gray
Poston, AZ is approximately 20 miles south of Parker, AZ on the Colorado River Indian Reservation.
This memorial monument marks the site of the Poston War Relocation Center where 17,867 persons of Japanese ancestry, the majority of whom were United States citizens, were interned during World War II. From May 1942 to November 1945, all persons of Japanese descent living on west coast farms, businesses, towns, cities and states were forcibly evacuated by the United States military on the grounds that they posed a threat to the national security. This massive relocation was authorized by executive order 9066, signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on February 19, 1942.
The memorial is dedicated to all those men, women and children who suffered countless hardships and indignities at the hands of a nation misguided by wartime hysteria, racial prejudice and fear. May it serve as a constant reminder of our past so that Americans in the future will never again be denied their constitutional rights and may the remembrance of that experience serve to advance the evolution of the human spirit.