On my honor...
It’s spring, 1943. Koko’s ill mother and older sister have survived their first harsh winter behind barbed wire. Spring offers renewed hope that her father will be joining them soon from Camp Santa Fe in New Mexico. When Koko learns she could greet his train as a Girl Scout, she signs up.
But a Girl Scout is expected to follow rules.
I promise to do my best
even when rules are set against me.
On February 19, 1942, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, which forced 120,000 people of Japanese descent from their homes and into ten internment camps. Most were babies, school kids and those not yet old enough to vote.
Heart Mountain was one of those camps.