Residents to visit Fena Cave on Naval Base Guam

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U.S. NBG PAO

SANTA RITA, Guam (July 17, 2014) – 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 with 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 Naval Munitions Annex, where the cave is located.

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. In recent years, the NBG commanding officer has invited the victim’s families to visit the cave as part of Liberation Day ceremonies.

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