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Help Needed for Memorial Day Flag Display

May 13, 2014
War in the Pacific National Historical Park will host a commemorative flag display at Asan Beach on Saturday, May 24 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, 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 island residents who died during the Japanese occupation and battle for Guam.

Flags at Asan Beach

Volunteers lay flags across Asan Beach in 2011, commemorating veterans who fought on Guam.

The flags will be installed by volunteers beginning Saturday May 24 and will be on public display until Tuesday, May 27.  Volunteer support is needed.  Please join War in the Pacific National Historical Park for Memorial Day weekend as we remember and honor those that died serving our nation. If you are interested in helping, please sign up by calling Ben Hayes at 671-333-4051.
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