A Community Collaboration to Honor the Sacrifices and Contributions of Whatcom County’s Immigrants
"She Wonders What It's All About"
leaving Bellingham. (June 4, 1942, Bellingham Herald)
– Credit – Colliers magazine, September 28, 1907.
-photo courtesy of Point Roberts Historical Society
Be Part of the Healing
The Arch of Healing and Reconciliation will be erected as a monument to honor the brave immigrants from China, India, and Japan and in recognition of all immigrants who came to America since the 1800’s, seeking better life opportunities for themselves and their families through hard work and determination.
You are cordially invited to the
Arch of Healing and Reconciliation
Saturday, April 21, 2018, 10:30 AM to Noon
at Bellingham City Hall 210 Lottie Street
Light Refreshments will be served
A day to honor all immigrants in the Pacific Northwest
and to celebrate unity among all Whatcom County residents
Keynote Speaker for the Ceremony
Dr. Sabah Randhawa, President
Western Washington University
“The bosom of America is open to receive not only the Opulent and respected Stranger, but the oppressed and persecuted of all Nations and Religions; whom we shall welcome to a participation of all our rights and privileges……”
“Our attitude towards immigration reflects our faith in the American ideal. We have always believed it possible for men and women who start at the bottom to rise as far as the talent and energy allow. Neither race nor place of birth should affect their chances.”