Delaware Remembers the Great East Japan Earthquake

March 11 marks one-year anniversary of disaster in Miyagi

Videos from Governors Markell & Murai:

Delaware State SealOn March 11, 2011, Delaware’s sister state, Miyagi Prefecture, and other areas of the northeast coast of Japan were devastated by a massive earthquake and subsequent tsunami. One year later, Miyagi continues to rebuild and recover. Delaware Governor Jack Markell recorded a video message for the people of Miyagi on the anniversary of these tragic events to let them know Delawareans are thinking of them in this time of reflection and remembrance.

“It’s hard for us to imagine what you have been through, even though we have seen the pictures.  Our hearts have ached,” said Governor Markell. “We are so proud of the sister-state relationship that we have with you and we want to be with you in good times and in bad.”

In January, Miyagi Governor Yoshihiro Murai recorded a video message for Delawareans, which was shown during the recent Miyagi delegation visit to Delaware.

Visit Delaware’s website to see both videos: