Saipan American Memorial Northern Mariana Islands

Overview

The World War II Saipan American Memorial is located near the beach overlooking Tanapag Harbor on the Island of Saipan, Commonwealth of the Mariana Islands. It is a part of the American Memorial Park commemorating the Americans and Chamorro who died during the liberation of the Mariana Islands during World War II. Specifically, the memorial honors the 24,000 American marines and soldiers who died recapturing the islands of Saipan, Tinian and Guam during the period June 15, 1944 to August 11, 1944.

The memorial consists of a 12-foot rectangular obelisk of rose granite in a landscaped area of local flora and a 20-foot tower to the north enclosing a carillon. Inscribed on the monument is the following:

This memorial has been erected by
the United States of America
in humble tribute to its sons
who paid the ultimate sacrifice
for the liberation of the Marianas.
1941-1945

History

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