Peace Prayer Park is a memorial for the Battle of Okinawa http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Okinawa.
I have been hesistant to go to this place as it is very sacred to the Okinawans and I wasn't sure if it would be the kind of place to bring our family to see. But, on a warm (!!) winter day, the Peterson family decided to join us to brave it. I am so glad we did!
There were walls, walls and more walls with names of the fallen. It was sobering. It is so eye opening to see so many names (thousands) listed for one horrible battle.
The Okinawan's had heavy losses themselves. The local people endured such hardship and tragedy; war is a very ugly affair.
The kids looked for any familiar names they could find.