Luggage on display outside the Japanese memorial at Simonian Farms fruit stand, using wood from an actual World War II internment camp, on Monday, June 20, 2016 in Fresno. The three-story monument honors internees, especially local Japanese farmers who befriended Dennis Simonian as a youth.
Luggage on display outside the Japanese memorial at Simonian Farms fruit stand, using wood from an actual World War II internment camp, on Monday, June 20, 2016 in Fresno. The three-story monument honors internees, especially local Japanese farmers who befriended Dennis Simonian as a youth. SILVIA FLORES sflores@fresnobee.com
Luggage on display outside the Japanese memorial at Simonian Farms fruit stand, using wood from an actual World War II internment camp, on Monday, June 20, 2016 in Fresno. The three-story monument honors internees, especially local Japanese farmers who befriended Dennis Simonian as a youth. SILVIA FLORES sflores@fresnobee.com

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