October 2016 Public Programs at War in the Pacific National Historical Park

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Date: September 22, 2016
Contact: Kelly Carroll, Lead Park Ranger, 671-333-4050

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

 

October Public Programs at War in the Pacific National Historical Park

October 8, Saturday: 9 am at Asan Beach - "Keep Guam Beautiful"

This community cleanup will take place at Asan Beach - 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 megan_mcalonis@nps.gov.

October 16, Sunday: 2 pm at the Visitor Center - "Science Sunday"

Science Sunday features current research projects happening right here in Guam and the Micronesian region. For more information on this event, call 333-4050 or email gureefmonitoring@gmail.com. (1 hour)

October 22, Saturday: 10 am at Apaca Point - "From the Marines' Perspective: An In-Water Guided Hike at Apaca Point in Agat"

Join park rangers for this one-of-a-kind in-water guided hike of Apaca Point. This hike, through waist deep water, will explore the July 21, 1944, invasion of Guam from the Marines' perspective. Look and learn the challenges U.S. soldiers faced as they were coming ashore during the invasion. Please bring reef shoes and be prepared to walk in water 3-4 feet deep. (2 hours)

October 22, Saturday: 2 pm at the Visitor Center - "History Revealed: The Queen of Anatahan"

October 29, Saturday: 10 am at Ga'an Point, Agat –"Hold the Line:The Japanese Counterattack at Ga'an Point"

Join a park ranger as they discuss the Japanese counterattacks during the June 1944 Liberation of Guam at Ga'an Point in Agat.Several times the Japanese penetrated the American defenses and were driven back with heavy losses of men and equipment. (1 hour)

For more information on specific programs, call 671-333-4050 or visit www.nps.gov/wapa.

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Last updated: September 22, 2016

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