SANTA RITA, Guam—As part of Liberation Day events, a site visit will be held at the Fena Cave located at the Naval Munitions Annex on U.S. Naval Base Guam this July 19.
The visit, coordinated between Naval Base Guam, the Agat Mayor’s Office, and Navy Munitions Command Pacific East Asia Division Unit Guam, will precede a memorial held for Fena Cave Massacre victims at Old Agat Cemetery. Attendees are asked to meet at 8:30am at the cemetery where they will board a bus and proceed to the cave site.
After the cave visit, a memorial will be held at 10am at the cemetery.
On July 19, 1944 the Fena Cave Massacre occurred, when Japanese soldiers killed more than 30 young men and women from Agat and Sumay with grenades and bayonets in the caves near Fena Lake. During the past several years, the NBG commanding officer has invited the victims’ families to visit the cave as part of Liberation Day ceremonies. (PR)