Nearly four decades after he signed into law some of the most sweeping pieces of legislation affecting the National Park System, former President Jimmy Carter has been made an honorary park ranger.
War in the Pacific National Historical Park
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., often known simply as "The Wall," contains the names of over 58,000 Americans who gave their lives in that conflict, but there's another Memorial Wall with more than 17,000 names from World War 2 in America's most-distant national park. The Asan Bay Overlook Memorial Wall at War in the Pacific National Historical Park had been damaged by storms and vandals, but rehabilitation of this wall has now been completed.
At War in the Pacific National Historical Park in Guam rangers have a full slate of programs for you this month.
A special program that recalls the Japanese invasion of Guam during World War II will be presented at War in the Pacific National Historical Park next month.
Getting to Hawaii and the national parks that dot the Pacific Ocean is no easy task. But you can get some great information and virtually visit the parks by following the National Parks of the Pacific Islands' website.
At War in The Pacific National Historical Park, vandals and thieves have desecrated memorials erected in honor of the more than 16,000 Chamorros and American servicemen who suffered and died on Guam during World War II.
This Sunday, December 7, is the 67th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and America’s entry into World War II. This week’s quiz will test your knowledge of the World War II-related events, activities, and commemorative aspects of the National Park System. Answers are at the end. If we catch you peeking, we’ll fine you $25 and donate it to Honor Flight.
Guam's War in the Pacific National Historical Park, which celebrated its 30th birthday August 18, was so badly mauled by supertyphoons that its visitor center, bookstore, museum, and research library have all been put out of action. But visitors are back, so rangers serve them while keeping a wary eye on the weather.