Quiet Hero

Gordon Hirabayashi died on Monday, January 2, 2012. In my eyes, he was a quiet hero who stood up against the injustice of the internment of more than 100,000 Japanese-Americans after Pearl Harbor was attacked.

Credit: Sergey Shayevich/Arizona Daily Star/AP

An NPR article posted January 4 includes some fascinating details of his life. I wrote a haiku to honor him:

 Hirabayashi

Refused to evacuate

Rest, quiet hero.

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2 Responses to Quiet Hero

  1. Mike says:

    his lone, quiet voice
    fought bureaucratic nonsense –
    forgotten hero

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