Located on The Naval Station on Orote Peninsula, Sumay Cemetery sits at the foot of what once was Sumay Village. Before World War Two, Sumay was an epicenter of Chamorro culture. A few hundred feet away was once the China Clipper Landing and Hilton Hotel, both destroyed during the War, along with the village.
Sumay Cemetery is at the Southernmost end of Marine Corps Drive, Guam's only highway. All that remains of the village are the foundations and a lone marker memorializing the village and it's inhabitants that were killed or displaced by the Japanese. Most of the cemetery's markers have no names inscribed and have been heavily damaged by the by both the U.S. bombardment of Guam and the numerous Typhoons since.
Visitation requires special permission to enter the Naval base, which is home port to numerous ships and submarines of the U.S. Pacific Fleet.
GPS Coordinates: 13.43614, 144.65419
- Added: 8 Oct 2008
- Find A Grave Cemetery: #2278673
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