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October Happenings at American Memorial Park

(Press Release) — American Memorial Park will hold the annual Wartime Halloween and once again invite the community to stop by for some Halloween fun. The activities will include:

Icons of World War II

Halloween does not just have to be about dressing up like famous characters we see in movies or read about in books. Sometimes forgotten are the regular people we see around us who are making a difference.  During the Icons of WWII program, we will take children back in time to learn about Rosie the Riveter, an iconic symbol for working women during WWII, the servicemen who risked their lives to fight in the war, and will highlight a local baker on Saipan, who opened his bakery during hard times in 1944. The program involves guided tours, read-alouds, and activities centered around these themes.

All children in grades K-5 are invited to participate in the program. Middle school (6th-8th) and high school (9th-12th) students are welcome to join us as group leaders and volunteers.  Registration is required and slots are limited.  A parent must complete and submit the registration form to secure a spot.  Registration forms can be picked up at the Visitor Center.

Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018

World War II Servicemen: 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Rosie the Riveter: 2 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018

Herman “Pan” Guerrero: A Baker in War 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

This session will include a field-trip to Herman’s Bakery.  Parents are asked to provide lunch for their child.

Early WWII Trick or Treating at the Visitor Center

From Oct. 27 to 31, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Visitor Center, everyone is invited to complete an activity sheet and learn about the history of our islands. Once submitted, participants can claim a Halloween treat.

Halloween at American Memorial Park

This Halloween, the community is invited to stop by American Memorial Park for some Halloween fun. On Oct. 31 from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., the park will be having trick-or-treating alongside community partners.

For anyone interested in partnering with American Memorial Park and having a station for this Halloween event, please contact Pacific Historic Parks Education Specialist Jovannalyn Mafnas at 234-7207, extension 2020, or via email at jmafnas@pacifichistoricparks.org.