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Memorial Day, Okinawa-Style

On: June 22nd, 2006 at 10:30 pm | Number of Comments » 1

Right now Japan Time the Irei no Hi (Memorial Day) services for the war dead of the Battle of Okinawa are being held in the Peace Park at the base of Mabuni Cliff, where the battle effectively ended on June 23, 1945 with the suicides of the two commending officers, Lt. Generals Ushijima and Cho. […]