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Contact: Kelly Carroll, 671-333-4050
Release Date: May 18, 2017
Contact: Kelly Carroll, Lead Park Ranger
Park to Host Memorial Day Flag Display
Asan, Guam –War in the Pacific National Historical Park will host a commemorative flag display at Asan Beach on Saturday, May 27 until Tuesday, May 30 in observance of Memorial Day.
As part of Memorial Day events at national parks across the nation, over 3,050 United States and Guam flags will be placed at Asan Beach. Each U.S. flag will represent one of the 1,880 U.S. soldiers, sailors, airman, Coast Guard, and Marines who were killed or died from wounds suffered during the 1941 Japanese invasion and 1944 battle to liberate Guam. Each Guam flag will represent one of the 1,170 Chamorro people who died during the Japanese occupation and battle for Guam.
The flags will be installed by volunteers beginning Saturday; May 27. Volunteer support is needed and will start at 7:00 am on Saturday, May 27 at Asan Beach.
Join us Sunday, May 28 at 4:00 pm for a special ceremony in honor of the American servicemen and Chamorros who died on Guam during World War II. Following the brief presentation all are invited to help turn on the individual flag lights for the special night display.
On Sunday and Monday night, visit Asan Beach after sundown to see all 3,050 memorial flags individually illuminated in this special honoring.
If you are interested in helping, please sign up by calling 671-333-4050 or emailing Kelly Carroll at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please join War in the Pacific National Historical Park for Memorial Day weekend as we remember and honor those who died serving our nation.
For more information on specific programs, call 671-333-4050 or visit www.nps.gov/wapa