The sun is out and the sky is clear, creating the perfect weather to go shopping. A Bols Souvenir store stand lines a charming coastal street in Holland with several other shops, whose signs are obscured from view. Wooden ramps lead up to the shops' entrances, and several light posts are placed in-between the stores. The tops of the buildings cast ample shade as travelers walk down the small road on such a hot day. A wharf runs along the water, and on the far end of the bank, approximately six wooden cottages line the street. The peaceful environment in this photo provides a quiet, refreshing view of a tourist destination in Holland.
Taken by George Sakata. George was a member of the infamous 100th Division 442nd Nisei Regimental Combat Team in WWII. This was the only Japanese American unit in WWII and was nicknamed the "Go For Broke" unit. The 442nd had a casualty rate of 93% and was awarded 21 Medal of Honors. George Sakata is featured throughout our website. For more information on the 442nd RCB unit.