- George Takei recalls his family being taken by soldiers from their home in LA and forced to live in an internment camp in 1942
- This week marks 75th anniversary of FDR executive order that allowed this discrimination against Japanese-Americans, he says
- Takei: As Trump crafts orders to single out Muslims and immigrants, Americans must not stand for this echo from the past
George Takei is an actor and activist. His Broadway show "Allegiance" screens across cinemas in the United States on the Day of Remembrance, February 19. Follow him on Twitter @GeorgeTakei. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.
(CNN)I was just a child of 5 when soldiers marched up our driveway in a Los Angeles residential neighborhood, bayonets in hand, and pounded on our front door, ordering us out. We were permitted only what we could carry, no bedding, no pets.