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Emotional ceremony honors Pearl Harbor victims at Discovery Park

U.S. Submarine Veterans come together on Dec. 7, 2016, to honor their brothers who perished at Pearl Harbor, as well as victims of World War II submarine attacks. Veterans placed a wreath in the Sacramento River to remember to those who lost their lives in the Pearl Harbor attack 75 years ago. Family and friends of those veterans joined them on the shore of Discovery Park in Sacramento to pay their respects.

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Air Force veteran held no grudge for internment camp imprisonment

Frank Nakamura was interned at Tule Lake but held no grudges. He served 20 years in the Air Force, reaching the rank of lieutenant colonel. He died Nov. 11 at his home in Sacramento. Memories of his experience come as President-elect Donald Trump is proposing a registry for immigrants from countries with terrorist networks.

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Thawing Arctic ice reveals clues to mystery of lost expedition ships Terror and Erebus

Almost two centuries ago, 134 men set sail on two British naval ships to discover the fabled Northwest Passage, a trade route through the Arctic linking Europe to the riches of the East. They never returned. The Inuit, native residents of the North, tell tales of the three-masted ships caught in ice and of men afflicted by scurvy and going hungry, until finally they broke the biggest taboo of humankind: cannibalism. The story of the ships’ loss and eventual finding reveals how much the Arctic, and our relationship with this frontier, has changed in just a few decades.

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Portraits: Japanese internment camp survivors and relatives

Sacramento Bee photographer Paul Kitagaki Jr. in 2015 created "Gambatte! Legacy of an Enduring Spirit," a photo exhibition drawing upon Kitagake's portraits of Japanese internment camp survivors and their descendants. It was shown in the California Museum in 2015. This video featuring Kitagaki's work, originally posted in 2015, has been re-posted in light of national conversation in which the Japanese internment has been put forth as precedent for possibly registering Muslim immigrants.

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Black Panthers founder Bobby Seale recalls history of formation

African Americans across generations greeted Bobby Seale with reverence Sunday at Brickhouse Art Gallery in Oak Park celebrating the founding of the Sacramento Panthers 48 years ago. Children raised their right fists and shouted, “black power!” College students thanked Seale, still trim and sharp at 79, for instilling black pride and empowerment in their predecessors in the turbulent ’60s.

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Mather Vietnam-era pilot survived B-52 crash

Craig K. Collins has written a book about his uncle's life called "Midair." Central to the telling of Don Harten's life story is a head-on collision of two B-52 bombers in 1965. Harten, a pilot, was one of four airmen who survived.

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Emotional ceremony honors Pearl Harbor victims at Discovery Park

U.S. Submarine Veterans come together on Dec. 7, 2016, to honor their brothers who perished at Pearl Harbor, as well as victims of World War II submarine attacks. Veterans placed a wreath in the Sacramento River to remember to those who lost their lives in the Pearl Harbor attack 75 years ago. Family and friends of those veterans joined them on the shore of Discovery Park in Sacramento to pay their respects.
Randy Pench The Sacramento Bee
Emotional ceremony honors Pearl Harbor victims at Discovery Park 1:00

Emotional ceremony honors Pearl Harbor victims at Discovery Park

Pearl Harbor survivor serves as U.S. Navy Band's honorary bandmaster 3:13

Pearl Harbor survivor serves as U.S. Navy Band's honorary bandmaster

Portraits: Japanese internment camp survivors and relatives 3:37

Portraits: Japanese internment camp survivors and relatives

Holocaust survivor funds region's first Holocaust library 0:56

Holocaust survivor funds region's first Holocaust library