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Betio, Tarawa, Kiribati — Pacific Ocean Island Nation (Central Tropical Region)
 

New Zealand Memorial to U.S. Marines and Navy

 
 
New Zealand Memorial to U.S. Marines and Navy Marker image. Click for full size.
July 1, 2015
1. New Zealand Memorial to U.S. Marines and Navy Marker
Inscription.
Our friends the
U.S. Marines of the Second Marine Division
and U.S. Navy Personnel

left New Zealand-their home away from home-
in October 1943
for these shores in defence of freedom and liberty

This park is dedicated 70 years later to
their memory and the sacrifice they made

We will not forget

Unveiled by New Zealand High Commissioner to Kiribati,
H. E. Michael Walsh
20 November 2013

 
Erected 2013.
 
Location. 1° 21.513′ N, 172° 55.705′ E. Marker is in Betio, Tarawa. Click for map.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Battle of Tarawa Memorial (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Betio Memorial Tarawa (approx. 0.8 kilometers away).
 
Categories. War, World II
 
New Zealand Memorial to U.S. Marines and Navy Marker image. Click for full size.
July 1, 2015
2. New Zealand Memorial to U.S. Marines and Navy Marker
The marker is mounted along the seawall near a small park on the northern shore of Betio.
 
 
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