Marker front, upper plaque:
2nd Marine Division
United States Marine Corps
Battle of Tarawa
November 20, 1943
To our fellow Marines who gave their all!
The world is free because of you!
God rest your . . . — — Map (db m85150) WM
In memory of the twenty two British subjects murdered by the Japanese at Betio on the 15th of October 1942. Standing unarmed to their posts, they matched brutality with gallantry and met death with fortitude. R G Morgan ∙ B Cleary ∙ I . . . — — Map (db m89208) WM
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 . . . — — Map (db m89211) WM