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Park Programs November 2011

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Date: November 6, 2011
Contact: Dan Brown, 671-333-4051

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS FOR THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER

Every day through November 23 - Battle for the Aleutians: learn about this forgotten chapter of the Pacific War. November is the last month to explore a special exhibit on display at the T. Stell Newman Visitor Center.

Saturday, November 5 - 2 p.m. at Asan Beach - "Layers" - Meet at the restrooms and explore the history of Asan Ridge. (45 minutes)

Sunday, November 6 - 2 p.m. at Asan Beach - "Sailor's Story" - Join us for a look at quaint, pre-war Guam and the story of how one young man became caught up in a tragedy he never could have expected. (30 minutes)

Friday, November 11 - 6 p.m. at Asan Beach - "Movie in the Park" - Join us under the stars for a local film featuring traditional fishing on Guam. Bring your family, friends, a blanket, a flashlight, and some mosquito repellant.

Saturday, November 12 - 2 p.m. at Ga'an Point - "The Southern Beach" - The fight for Orote Peninsula was brutal and costly. Discover the importance of this early objective in the fight for Guam. (30 minutes)

Sunday, November 13 - 2 p.m. at Piti Guns - "Guns Hike" - Meet at the Veterans Cemetery on Route 6 and we'll caravan to the hiking trail that leads to three large Japanese coastal defense guns. (45 minutes)

Saturday, November 19 - 1 p.m. at the Visitor Center - "Curator's Corner"
Get up close to our museum artifacts and learn about the U.S. strategic bombing of Japan from the Mariana Islands, a highly important campaign that hastened the end of the Pacific War. (90 minutes)

Sunday, November 20 - 2 p.m. at Asan Bay Overlook - "This is the day I will die." Step back in time as rangers tell the story of one brave Marine who liberated Guam and left his name behind. (30 minutes)

Saturday, November 26 - 2 p.m. at Asan Bay Overlook - "Guam, Ever After" - Guam's role in World War II didn't stop with its Liberation. The years immediately following the war changed Guam forever. If you don't know how, you might be surprised to find out! (30 minutes)

Sunday, November 27 - 2 p.m. at Asan Bay Overlook - "Prisoners!"
By late November 1941, ominous warnings of war had fallen over Guam. Hear the story of a young mother, a newborn, and five navy nurses who helped each other when the Japanese attacked. (30 minutes)

All events are free and open to the public. Most programs occur outside at different locations and vary in length from thirty to ninety minutes. Hikes are moderate and short but traverse slippery and steep terrain, so wear appropriate footwear and attire. Visitors are encouraged to bring water, umbrellas, and insect repellant. In the event of inclement weather, programs may be delayed or cancelled. For detailed information or if you have questions on specific programs, call 333-4050.

Did You Know?

Commemorative Flags at Asan Beach Unit

During the Japanese occupation of Guam, the Asan Beach Unit was a rice paddy?