Guam – Its an annual tradition. Volunteers and park employees planted 3,050 flags Saturday at Asan Beach Park.
1,880 U.S. flags representing the U.S. soldiers, sailors and Marines killed during the invasion of Guam in 1941, and its liberation in 1944. Another 1,170 Guam flags representing the Chamorros who died during the Japanese occupation, and the battle for Guam.
Every year the U.S. Park Service plants flags on park lands nation-wide over the Memorial Day weekend in honor of those who gave their lives in service to their country.
The flags will remain in place until tomorrow, Tuesday, May 27.