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Reviewed February 26, 2017 via mobile

The memorial, through photos and other means, does a great job of honoring the thousands of young Americans, three of whom are shown here, who traveled far from home to help protect New Zealand and the rest of the world from peril.

Date of experience: February 2017
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Reviewed February 6, 2017 via mobile

This is rather a poignant place to visit. The collection of huts remain from the war when the US Marines used NZ as a training and R& R place during the battles in the pacific. You can read the story on the placards on the walls. Tragically a number of them were killed in a training accident off the coast so it also serves as a memorial.
A quiet place to reflect and remember and learn a bit about our history.
Worth a visit.

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed January 17, 2017

15,000 US Marines were stationed at this location during World War II. They trained for the war in the Pacific and, tragically, 10 lost their lives in an exercise. Today their sacrifice and service is remembered by this lovely memorial located inside Queen Elizabeth Park off SH1. In addition to the memorial there are lovely walks through the wetlands leading out to the beach. It is also the scene of a Memorial Day service every year hosted by the Kapiti US Marines Trust. Definitely worth a stop for those interested in World War II history and the US Marines. If you don't have these interests, it is a lovely area for a quiet walk and stretch as you travel up (down) the Kapiti coast.

Date of experience: January 2017
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