Marker at Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea

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Marker at Papua New Guinea
Douglas Street
Port Moresby, N.C.D
Papua New Guinea

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Visiting Hours

Regular office hours are Monday through Friday from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Embassy is closed for all official Papua New Guinea and U.S. national holidays.

Overview

There is a bronze tablet located in the U.S. Chancellery in Papua New Guinea paying homage to the sacrifice and achievements of the American Armed Forces in the southwest Pacific region. Its inscription reads as follows:

The United States of America honors the courage and sacrifice of the American fighting units who with our Australian and New Zealand allies joined in combat against a determined foe half a century ago. Papuan and New Guinean Service Units,
the Royal Papuan Constabulary, Scouts War-Carriers stood bravely with the allies to stem the tide of militarism in the Pacific. The bonds of friendship forged here during World War II endure to this day. This monument is dedicated in humble tribute to the legacy of freedom secured for generations yet to come by those who fought for the allied cause.

Dedicated on November 6, 1992, the 50th Anniversary of the arrival of General Douglas MacArthur & Southwest Pacific Area command in Port Moresby.

History

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