County Executive Kathleen Donovan will sign the final proof Monday of the Comfort Women Memorial to be erected at the Bergen County Justice Center, officials announced.
Freeholder Chairman John Mitchell and members of the Comfort Women Memorial Committee will join Donovan in Hackensack for the signing.
The committee, along with Mitchell and Donovan, held a press conference in mid-October announcing that Bergen County would erect the memorial dedicated to the thousands of “comfort women,” or those from Korea, China and other countries in Asia and Europe who were forced into sexual slavery by Japanese forces during and in the aftermath of World War II.
Officials announced Wednesday that the final proof would read as follows:
In memory of hundreds of thousands of women and girls from Korea, China, Taiwan, the Philippines, the Netherlands, and Indonesia, who were forced into sexual slavery by the Armed Forces of Imperial Japan before and during World War II.
Dedicated on (Date TBD)
County of Bergen, New Jersey
Bergen County Executive
The Board of Chosen Freeholders
Bergen County Comfort Women Memorial Committee
Residents of Bergen County
The signing takes place Monday, Nov. 26 at 4 p.m. in the County Executive Conference Room on the fifth floor of One Bergen County Plaza in Hackensack.