Guadalcanal American Memorial, Honiara

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The Guadalcanal American Memorial is a World War II monument on Guadalcanal in Solomon Islands. Dedicated on August 7, 1992, it was established as a tribute to the Americans and their allies who lost their lives during the Guadalcanal Campaign from 7 August 1942 to 9 February 1943. The capital city of Honiara is to its north. To mark the 50th anniversary of the Red Beach landings, the U.S. War Memorial was dedicated on 7 August 1992. An account of this is also inscribed on red marble tablets inside the monument compound. The memorial was a joint effort of the American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) and the Guadalcanal-Solomon Islands Memorial Commission, and was at the initiative of Robert F Reynolds, Chief of Valors Tours Ltd. The memorial is maintained by the ABMC. Every year on 7 August, a commemorative ceremony is held to mark the first day of the battle. Another monument, erected by the Japanese on Mount Austen, is a tribute to the Japanese who lost their lives.
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  • Although I have no real connection to the US War Memorial as I am British. I found the Memorial to be very insightful and eye opening. It portrays the battles that took place in the Solomon Islands...  more »
  • There‚Äôs a lot of information to take in about the battles, all the ships involved, and the strategy of the Guadalcanal campaign.  more »
  • A must visit if you are visiting from the US. I had a 24 hour layover on my way to the Western Province, and took a cab to see the memorial. Very moving.  more »
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  • Nicely maintained in a poor neighborhood.
  • Somber place with fantastic views of the area. There is no military equipment here. Not sure where the relic airplanes and guns are. It is clean and gated, check hours before you go. Good job to the local government for keeping it up.
  • Nice memorial
  • A place to remember history.
  • Today is the time to remember all dead soldiers not only you own 90% of the dead people was not volunteers and died for there country

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