16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
Toddler girl running through Memorial Day flags on Asan Beach in Guam.

With my husband deployed on a submarine, my daughter and I went to see Memorial Day flags on Asan Beach in Guam, where American Forces landed to liberate Guam following the Japanese invasion during WWII. My daughter loved running through the flags as they blew in the ocean breezes; it was stunning.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2016
Date Uploaded: 06.2018
Photo Location: Asan, Guam
Copyright: © Ariel Erickson