Residents to Visit Fena Cave on U.S. Naval Base Guam
SANTA RITA, Guam (July 15, 2015) – As part of Liberation Day events, a site visit will be held at the Fena Cave located at the Naval Munitions Annex on U.S. Naval Base Guam July 19.
The visit, coordinated between Naval Base Guam and the Agat Mayor’s Office, will precede a memorial held for Fena Cave Massacre victims at Old Agat Cemetery. Attendees are asked to meet at 8 a.m. at the cemetery where they will board a bus and proceed to the cave site.
After the cave visit, a memorial will be held at 10 a.m. at the cemetery, followed by a luncheon hosted by the mayor’s office.
On July 19, 1944 the Fena Cave Massacre occurred, when Japanese soldiers killed more than 30 young men and women from Agat and Sumay with grenades and bayonets in the caves near Fena Lake. During the past several years, the NBG commanding officer has invited the victims’ families to visit the cave as part of Liberation Day ceremonies.
Media representatives interested in covering the ceremony are asked to contact the U.S. Naval Base Guam Public Affairs Office at (671) 339-2663 by 2 p.m., July 16 to arrange media escort.