Faninadahen Kosas Guåhan

Children of War

Gift to the Guam Museum from Retired Brig. General C.I. Murray, USMC

Two young Chamorro boys holding an American flag after the liberation of Guam in July 1944. The flags were made in secret by the boys mothers from parts of dresses during the Japanese Occupation. The flag were used by locals to identify themselves to the American soldiers. The photo was taken on August 10, 1944 by Pulitzer Prize photographer, Joe Rosenthal/AP.