Norman Mineta tours Honouliuli National Monument

Former U.S. Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta toured the Honouliuli National Monument on Tuesday.   The site was Hawaii's largest internment camp during World War II.

When Mineta was a young boy he, along with his family, was confined in an internment camp in Wyoming.

Mineta told Hawaii News Now that Honouliuli is a stirring reminder that Americans were deprived of their rights, simply because they looked like the enemy. Click HERE to read HNN's story.

Monsanto Hawaii was part of the collaborative effort to establish the Monument.  Monsanto Company donated 123 acres to the Federal Government for establishment of the National Monument and worked many years on site preparations with distinctive organizations like the National Park Service, the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai'i (JCCH), and the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Monsanto Hawaii continues its support of Honouliuli‬ through a $100,000 grant to the JCCH for its outstanding education efforts. 

Learn more on Monsanto's commitment to the Honouliuli National Monument: