Tourist Attraction in Betio Island: New Zealand Memorial to U.S. Marines and Navy
Memorial dedicated to American combatants in World War II with the inscription: "Our friends the U.S. Marines of the Second Marine Division and U.S. Navy Personnel left New Zealand -their home away from home- in October 1943 for these shores in defence of freedom and liberty. This park is dedicated 70 years later to their memory and the sacrifice they made. We will not forget. Unveiled by New Zealand High Commissioner to Kiribati, H. E. Michael Walsh. 20 November 2013."