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A memorial to Japanese Americans, desecrated at Lancaster Cemetery during World War II, has been restored. Tom Shiokari, son of one of the original memorial donors and Japanese American settlers in the Antelope Valley, is among a group that had been trying for years to get the memorial restored. (Michael Robinson Chavez / Los Angeles Times)
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A new monument is erected at the Lancaster Cemetery by employees of the cemetery and a monument company. Members of Los Angeles County’s Japanese American community, the West Antelope Valley Historical Society, a local Rotary club, and area school children helped raise funds to have the monument’s white granite obelisk replaced. (Michael Robinson Chavez / Los Angeles Times)
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Tom Shiokari, left, son of one of the original memorial donors and Japanese American settlers in the Antelope Valley, is among a group that pushed to get the memorial restored. Dayle DeBry, director of marketing and historical research at Lancaster Cemetery was instrumental in ensuring that the monument was restored. (Michael Robinson Chavez / Los Angeles Times)
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Miyeko Nishimoto, left, daughter Becky, and Jimmie Nishimoto. Miyeko Nishimoto called the monument’s restoration “an honor to the (Japanese American) pioneers, the first generation, our parents.” (Michael Robinson Chavez / Los Angeles Times)
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A 1958 photo of the Nishimoto family with Jimmie at the rear, his wife Miyeko seated and their children, from left; Becky, 4, Kay, 1, and Paul 2. (Handout)
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