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Lives Uprooted By World War II

Ranger talking to school group in front of a museum exhibit about children during war

War in the Pacific NHP

People throughout islands in the Pacific were engulfed with a world war as their homelands became military facilities and battlefields.

Black and white photo of a World War II pillbox on a beach

National Park of American Samoa

Samoans helped defend a vital military station at Pago Pago Harbor and recruited the Samoan Marine Brigade.

Metal statue of a crane

National Mall and Memorial Parks

The Japanese American Memorial to Patriotism During World War II honors Japanese Americans in the military and on the home front.

Under Our Feet

View from underneath the overhang of a cave

Russell Cave National Monument

A cave collapse helped protect clues to the daily lifeways of early North American inhabitants dating from 10,000 B.C. to 1650 A.D.

Underground image of people inside vast cave.

Mammoth Cave National Park

With more than 400 miles explored to date, this is the longest-known cave system on the planet.

Two visitors looking at giant speleothems

Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Hidden within the Guadalupe Mountains are more than 100 caves, many of which are decorated with countless rock formations.

National Park Getaways

Man looking standing between two panels with many names listed on each

This Month's National Park Getaway

Minidoka National Historic Site shares the story of thousands of Americans confined for their Japanese ancestry during World War II.

River winding through a valley lined with mountains

Noatak National Preserve

Plan your adventure in the scenic wilderness of northern Alaska with endless opportunities to explore rivers, mountains, and glaciers.

Ranger sitting on the floor talking to kids

First Ladies National Historic Site

Explore the roles, accomplishments, and lives of an integral unofficial position at the home of Ida and William McKinley in Ohio.

A row of townhouses in front of rows of modern buildings

Carter G. Woodson NHS

Discover the life and legacy of Dr. Carter G. Woodson, known as the "Father of Black History."

Last updated: May 1, 2020