|War in the Pacific National Historical Park|
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)
Asan Beach, War in the Pacific National Historical Park
|Nearest city||Asan, Guam|
|Area||2,037 acres (8.2 km2)|
|Established||August 18, 1978|
|Visitors||482,391 (in 2011)|
|Governing body||National Park Service|
The War in the Pacific National Historical Park is a protected area, in the United States territory of Guam, which was established in 1978 in honor of those who participated in the Pacific Theater of World War II. Various sites on the island of Guam are part of the Park. It is unique among the National Park System insofar as it honors the bravery and sacrifices of all those who participated in the Pacific Theater. During World War II, Guam was captured by the Japanese forces in 1941 and liberated by the Americans in 1944. The park includes former battlefields, gun emplacements, trenches, caves, and historic structures.
Nations involved in the War in the Pacific include the United States, Japan, Australia, Canada, China, France, Great Britain, New Zealand, the Netherlands, and the Soviet Union.
The Park will also be featured on the Washington Quarter in 2019, as a part of the America the Beautiful Quarters Series.
See also[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- Rogers, Robert F (1995). Destiny's Landfall: A History of Guam: University of Hawai'i Press. ISBN 0-8248-1678-1
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- Official NPS website: War in the Pacific National Historical Park
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