Thousands of Flags Fly at Asan Beach, Each a Reminder of the Fallen on This Memorial Day Weekend

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Guam – Thousands of flags are flying at the War in the Pacific’s Asan Beach park this weekend to mark Memorial Day.

The flags were placed in the ground by War in the Pacific National Historical Park Rangers and volunteers Saturday morning in memory of the fallen soldiers who have died in defense of our country.

Each one of the more than three thousand United States and Guam flags represents someone who died during the World War II Japanese occupation and the battle to liberate Guam 68 year ago.

Each U.S. flag represents one of the 1, 866 U.S. soldiers, sailors, marines and coast guardsmen who were killed in action or died from wounds suffered during the battle to liberate Guam and each Guam flag represents one of the 1,167 chamorros who died during the Japanese occupation and battle for the island.

The flags will remain on display through Memorial Day.