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May Public Programs at War in the Pacific National Historical Park
May 1 –July 15 – #FindYourParkGuam Photo Contest
In honor of the National Park Services' 100th birthday, War in the Pacific is running a photo contest for you to photograph your meaning of Guam's only national park.How to enter and contest details and rules can be found at www.nps.gov/wapa/planyourvisit/photocontest.htm.
May 1 –May 31 –Ticket to Ride Student Art Exhibit Winners Display
Award winning artworks from Jose Rios Middle School students in grades 6th - 8th will be on display at the T. Stell Newman Visitor Center. Stop by to see artwork that shows students perspectives of what our national park on Guam means to them. This project was made possible by a grant from the National Park Foundation through the generous support of DISNEY.
May 14, Saturday: 9 am at Ga'an Point, Agat - "Keep Guam Beautiful"
This community cleanup will take place at Ga'an Point in Agat -a former WWII invasion beach. Cold water in coolers, protective gloves,and trash bags will be provided. Please bring refillable water bottles and wear closed-toe shoes,hats,and sunscreen. For more information,please contact e-mail us.
May 14, Saturday: 2 pm at Visitor Center - "History Revealed –The True Story ofYokoi"
Jeff Pleadwell will reveal for the first time the true story of Sgt. Shoich Yokoi's capture in Guam's remote Bubulao jungle on January 24, 1972. Sgt. Yokoi was the last holdout of the Japanese on the island from World War II. (1 hour)
May 15, Sunday: 2:00 pm at Visitor Center - "Science Sunday" Presentation
Science Sunday features current research projects happening right here in Guam and the Micronesian region. For more information on this event, call 646-1905 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. (1 hour)
May 22 –June 4:Festival of Pacific Arts
War in the Pacific wants to welcome delegates from the 26 island nations to Guam for the Festival of Pacific Arts. All FestPac information can be found at festpac.visitguam.com.
May 28, Saturday: 7 am at Asan Beach - "Volunteer Event –Memorial Day Flags"
Here's your chance to make a positive investment in this year's Memorial Day. Our annual display recognizes the thousands of Americans and Chamorros killed on Guam during World War II. Join us as a volunteer and help lay out our flags of remembrance. To get involved, call 333-4050 or email e-mail us.
Memorial Day Weekend –May 28 –May 30
View the inspiring flag display at Asan Beach. The flag display honors the 1,880 U.S. Marines, soldiers, sailors, airmen and coast guardsmen who died during the 1941 Japanese invasion and the 1944 battle to liberate the island. The flag display includes honoring the 1,170 people of Guam, who died during the war.
May 29, Sunday: 2 pm at Asan Beach - "This Flag is For…"
A park ranger will be available to discuss the symbolism of the Memorial Day flags at Asan Beach and the stories of some of the people who lost their lives on Guam during World War II.
May 31, Tuesday: 7 am at Asan Beach - "Volunteer Event"
Didn't get a chance to help put up the flags? You can still lend a hand by taking them down after the event.
For more information on specific programs, call 671-333-4050 or visit www.nps.gov/wapa.