search instagram arrow-down
Follow Travels with Abby on

Blogs I Follow

Recent Posts


Recent Comments

Dream Catcher House on A Mother’s Blessing — The Drea…
Paul Griffith on Nearly Halfway Across the…
Jody Turkopp on Nearly Halfway Across the…
Paul Griffith on Colorado Springs — Garden of t…
celebratesaludandtom on Colorado Springs — Garden of t…



Poston, Arizona Memorial Monument

A few miles south of Parker, Arizona, in the midst of fertile farmland growing thousands of acres of lush alfalfa thanks to the water of the Colorado River, stands an unobtrusive monument in remembrance of a controversial part of our country’s history.

Just outside of the tiny town of Poston on highway AZ-1, where almost 18,000 people of Japanese ancestry were imprisoned during World War II, now stands a memorial monument on the land of the Colorado River Indian Tribes. I visited the memorial a couple days ago and found myself quite moved by the stories related there.

It’s very important to note that 1,200 sons and brothers from this group volunteered and gave their lives to prove their loyalty to the United States during the war. An amazing thing to do when you think they had been taken from their homes with only what was on their backs, then were stripped of their citizenship. Just imagine.

In total, 120,000 men, women and children from California, Washington, Oregon and even a portion of Arizona were loaded on rail cars and taken to various locations where they spent 3-1/2 years incarcerated. Does this bring any other situation to mind? Yeah, more war-time hysteria that caused actions we should be ashamed of. Ok, enough politics.

If you’re ever traveling between Parker and Ehrenberg, Arizona, look for the group of palm trees that mark this site. Stop and spend a little time. You won’t regret it.

Leave a Reply
Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Live Laugh RV

Our Next Chapter

John Wreford Photographer

Words and Pictures from the Middle East


Travel Blog of a Budget Traveler sharing stories on travel, books & Vegetarian Food

Travels with Abby

Not all who wander are lost ~ J.R.R. Tolkien


Not all who wander are lost ~ J.R.R. Tolkien

WP Tavern

WordPress News — Free as in Beer.

Outdoor Avidity

Pursuits in the open air

Tom Gordon's - iTechGeezer

Mobile Technology for Today's Savvy Geezer!

%d bloggers like this: