Park to Host 2016 Memorial Day Flag Display

Flags on display at Asan Beach
3055 Flags on Display at Asan Beach

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News Release Date: May 23, 2016

Contact: Kelly Carroll, 671-333-4050

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Release Date: May 24, 2016
Contact: Kelly Carroll

Phone: 671-333-4050

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 28 until Tuesday, May 31 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.

In addition, beginning Sunday night, May 29 visit Asan Beach after sundown to see all 3055 memorial flags individually illuminated in this special honoring.

The flags will be installed by volunteers beginning Saturday, May 28.Volunteer support is needed and will start at 7:00 am on Saturday, May 28 at Asan Beach.

Also, join us Sunday, May 29 at 4:00 pm to help turn on the individual flag lights for the special night display.

If you are interested in helping, please sign up by calling or emailing Kelly Carroll at 671-333-4050 or kelly_carroll@nps.gov.

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.

 



Last updated: May 23, 2016

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