Unique Monument restoration at Asan Beach
Contact: Ben Hayes, 671-333-4051
Monument Restoration at Asan Beach
A unique monument commemorating the amphibious assault of Guam in 1944 will receive a facelift this winter. War in the Pacific National Historical Park staff removed corroded plaques for cleaning and metals treatment from the U.S Landing Monument at Asan Beach. It is anticipated that the plaques will be restored and re-mounted by March 2014.
“This work is part of a larger effort to prepare the park for the 70th Anniversary of the Battle of Guam in July 2014,” according to the park’s Cultural Resources Program Manager, James Oelke Farley.
Did You Know?
Guam's Chamorro people cultivate such staple foods as coconut, breadfruit, kapok, lime, and mango? Chamorros are not only farmers, but like their ancient ancestors, many are excellent navigators and fishermen.