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A group of individuals and businesses has generated over $25,000 to sponsor our fundraising effort. Organizations committed to this project include the Placer Buddhist Church, the JACL Northern California/Western Nevada/Pacific (NCWNP) District, Nisei Post 8985 VFW in Sacramento, the Japanese American Veterans Association (JAVA), and the Go for Broke National Education Center in Torrance.
We ask for your support of this project by making a tax-deductible donation to the monument fund at the Placer County JACL. Please help us honor these great American heroes!
France Borks working on the sculpture, which will be cast (life size or larger) in bronze
France Borka resides in the Sierra Nevada Foothills in northern California. He is an advanced martial arts instructor in Shotokan Karate and has competed successfully around the world.
Mr. Borka has created logos and awards for endurance riding events and organizations, such as AERC (American Endurance Ride Conference). He currently designs homes, paints and sculpts in his ranch studio and has won numerous awards as an artist and illustrator.
Photo by K Mitchell, Affinity Media Services
The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down
Painted during Mr. Borka's period working in Santa Monica, where he produced the exquisite Reflections series.