War in the Pacific NHP Announces Community Events for July


Guam – War in the Pacific National Historical Park announces the following community events for the month of July:

Guns Hike Saturdays, 2 pm, except July 19

Meet at the Veterans Cemetery on Route 6 and we’ll caravan to the short hiking trail that leads to three large coastal defense guns. Although these are the only guns in their original positions protected by the park, we’ll discover another reason why they are particularly unique. Free; 1 hour.

Sailor’s Story Sundays, 2 pm, except July 20

Join a park ranger near the Asan Beach restrooms to hear the story of one of Guam’s sons, his World War II experience, and his harrowing return during the Battle of Guam. Did he really find what he was looking for? Free; 30 minutes.

Additional Special Events

Fireside Chat Saturday, July 19 at 6 pm

On the eve of the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Guam, gather ‘round the campfire with those who were there. Liberators and local survivors return for this special evening to share stories and remember. Meet at Asan Beach. Free; 3 hours.

Science Sunday Sunday, July 20 at 2 pm

Coral spawning is expected to begin on July 19. Join Dr. James Guest of the SECORE Foundation to learn about SECORE (SExual COral REproduction), current research on Guam, and his own similar work in Singapore. Meet at the visitor center. Free; 1 hour.