October 18, 2017
LESLIE Yasui, daughter of Minoru, stands next to the Legacy monument in Georgiana Smith Gardens on Oak Street next to the Hood River Library,
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In October of last year events were building to a crescendo across the county, state and nation, in celebration of Minoru Yasui’s 100th birthday. These events were coming on the heels of the posthumous award of the Presidential Medal of Freedom to his family in 2015 and the naming of March 28 as Minoru Yasui Day in perpetuity by the Oregon legislature.