War in the Pacific National Historical Park Quarter
War in the Pacific National Historical Park in Guam honors the bravery, courage, and sacrifice of those participating in the War in the Pacific during World War II.
During World War II, Guam and other nearby islands were considered strategically important as supply bases. The island provided a place that planes could land and ships could refuel.
Guam was captured by Japanese forces in 1941. On August 10, 1944, American forces liberated Guam. More than 7,000 Americans lost their lives in the liberation of Guam, which is considered by many to be a turning point of World War II.
The War in the Pacific National Historical Park consists of seven units throughout the island of Guam that commemorates the role the island played in World War II. The park includes former battlefields, gun emplacements, trenches, and historical structures from World War II battles.
The park also conserves a variety of amazing natural resources. It has the highest biological diversity of any national park, with both underwater and land areas.