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Ceremony at cultural center highlights sacrifice, courage of Japanese Americans in World War II

Tanya Navarrete, the former marketing & development director at Four Rivers Cultural Center, unveils the new "Go for Broke" stamp made in honor of the U.S. Army's 442nd Regimental Combat Team made up of Japanese-American soldiers who fight in Europe in World War II. (ANGELINA KATSANIS/The Enterprise)

ONTARIO – Tom Kamimae’s life changed forever on a lazy, Sunday afternoon in December 80 years ago.

Kamimae’s parents were prepared to go see a movie in Sumner, Wash., when a neighbor walked over to their house.

“He goes ‘The movie is canceled. And we’re at war,” said Kamimae.

The day was Dec. 7, 1941, and the news the Japanese Imperial Navy bombed Pearl Harbor was arcing across the nation.

Kamimae and his family eventually ended up in an internment . . .