Asan bay memorial day flag display Photo by Kelly Carroll
Asan bay memorial day flag display Photo by Kelly Carroll

May War in the Pacific National Historical Park events

by Artak Davtian
National Park Service

MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND: MAY 25 – MAY 28
View the inspiring 3,050 flags on display at Asan Beach. The flag display honors the 1,880 U.S. Marines, soldiers, sailors, airmen and coast guardsmen who died on Guam between 1941-1944, represented by US Flags; and the 1,170 residents of Guam who died during the war, represented by Guam flags.

MAY 25, SATURDAY: 7 a.m. at Asan Beach – “Volunteer Event – Memorial Day Flags”
Here’s your chance to make an active contribution to this year’s Memorial Day. Our annual display recognizes the thousands of  Americans and Chamorros killed on Guam during World War II. Join us as a volunteer and help install our flags on the field at Asan Beach. All ages are welcome. To get involved, call 333-4050 or email artak_davtian@nps.gov

MAY 25, SATURDAY: 6 p.m. at Asan Beach – “Lighting of Flags Ceremony”
Join us for the lighting of flags at Asan Beach. After a short ceremony, the public will be asked to turn on each of the 3,050 flag lights. The ceremony will include a presentation of colors and a moment of silence to honor those who died on Guam during WWII and all those who died in service to our nation around the world. All ages are welcome.

MAY 29, WEDNESDAY: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the T. Stell Newman Visitor Center – “Storytime at the National Park”
Join us for a great opportunity to introduce youth to the War in the Pacific National Historical Park and to explore park themes through story, song, and art. This program is appropriate for children age 4 and younger. For more information call 333-4050.

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