Friday, July 6, 2007
Kenneth Foote argues that Sanctification of a site is creating a sacred space made special by the recurrence of ceremony and ritual commemoration. Of the many internment camp sites that have a pilgrimage, it is easy to attest to their being sanctified by the Japanese American community and only Designated memorials by the federal government. Manzanar ventures to be sanctified by the national community and perhaps will be as memory changes. Manzanar National Historic Site, California, May 2007.