Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Memorial Peace Park





We had the most beautiful day in Okinawa today. The air was cool, and the sun was warm. We headed down south to Memorial Peace Park. It is here that the Battle for Okinawa ended. The Japanese forces made their last stand here. I was a sad place. It was here that many Japanese people committed suicide as they jumped from these cliffs. (bottom left picture of Aaron and the cliffs) Also here is where they built a memorial wall with all of the soldiers who lost their life during the war, Japanese, Okinawan, Americans, and British. (upper left picture) Today it is a beautiful park where you can reflect on peace and learn what happened during the war.

2 comments:

Juan said...

it's alway important to see the not only beautiful places in okinawa but historical places and study what really happened in okinawa.......

Anonymous said...

I agree with you 100% Yasutomo