Dinuba has a special place in the hearts of Koreans. On Mar. 1 the Korean people celebrated their Centennial anniversary of their independence from Japanese rule. Part of that celebration involved a pilgrimage to the Central Valley by Koreans from all over the United States, some from overseas.
The reason being is that over 100 years ago, 72 people from Dinuba funded the movement for Korea's liberation. In 1920, a large number of Koreans paraded through the streets of downtown Dinuba to celebrate the one year anniversary of their independence. On Saturday, Mar. 2, hundreds of Koreans reconvened in downtown Dinuba to pay tribute to the town that helped afford their independence. Monuments honoring Dinuba's connection to Korea's independence can be found in front of the Dinuba Chamber of Commerce and the Dinuba Police Department.