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Eight years ago, the Yakima Valley Museum chronicled the forced relocation of more than 1,000 residents of Japanese descent from the Yakima Valley into internment camps outside the area, mostly at Heart Mountain, Wyo., during World War II. On Sunday, the museum followed up its commitment to telling that story by hosting its first Day of Remembrance, which commemorated the 76th anniversary of President Franklin Roosevelt’s signing of the executive order that sent more than 110,000 people from their homes. Out of Sunday’s event came an idea that could give more prominence to the role of …

YAKIMA, Wash. -- More than a decade ago, Patti Hirahara set out to tell the story of her family, gathering Washington State University memorabilia, passports, details about their life in Yakima and other information.