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.


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    Mary-Therese Edgerle says

    Oh thank you for posting these dear precious little angels. They are truly beautiful. Great sweetness and deep meaning is captured here. Their dear mothers filled with great courage much have held onto enormous hope to sew those flags during the Japanese occupation. What a terrifying time they must have all endured. I am very grateful the museum will never let the of the children of war time or their families be forgotten. God Bless Them.

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