Darrough Chapel Peace Garden

 

DC Peace Garden1More than 60 years have passed since the attack on Pearl Harbor, the catalyst for sending America into World War II.

While many stories have been passed down in history books, film and mouth to mouth, few people speak about the Japanese-Americans who served at Pearl Harbor and later overseas.

Moreover, few people seemed to remember the prejudice and danger those Americans faced as a result of the attack on Pearl Harbor.

The garden commemorates those Japanese-Americans who fought overseas in the 100th Battalion as well as internment camp and Pearl Harbor survivors.

The Peace Garden, in Darrough Chapel Park commemorates those Japanese-Americans. Using bamboo and stone pillars, Indiana University students created a garden likened to the ones they learned about in their cultural studies.