American Salute | Nat Geo Photo of the Day - National Geographic Photo of The Day for May 31 (2022)

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Picture of three elderly Japanese-American men rendering salutes

American Salute

Three Japanese-American men pose for a portrait 70 years after they were incarcerated in Wyoming as teenagers. During World War II, more than 120,000 people of Japanese descent were sent to detention camps, simply because of who they were.

Photograph by Paul Kitagaki, Jr., Nat Geo Image Collection


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