Betio, Tarawa, Kiribati — Pacific Ocean Island Nation (Central Tropical Region)
New Zealand Memorial to U.S. Marines and Navy
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
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, World II.
Location. 1° 21.513′ N, 172° 55.705′ E. Marker is in Betio, Tarawa. Touch for map. Touch for directions.
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).
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 1, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 3,278 times since then and 214 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 1, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.