A memorial service was held in Itoman City, Okinawa Prefecture, to commemorate the female students of the Shiraume students who were mobilized during the Battle of Okinawa in order to prevent the aging of former students and the infection of the new corona. ..

The "Shiraume students" is a student corps of the Prefectural Second High School for Girls who was mobilized as a nursing staff by the former Japanese army during the Battle of Okinawa.



On the 23rd, a memorial service was held at the "Shiraume Memorial Tower" in Maezato, Itoman City, in memory of 149 people, including 22 students who were mobilized and killed.



In front of the tower, pictures of 29 victims were lined up, and families with children were holding flowers and holding hands.



Before the new corona epidemic, more than 200 people gathered at the memorial service every year, but this time the scale was reduced in the form of voluntary worship to prevent the aging of former students and the infection of the new corona. I was infected.

Yutaka Takemura (93), a former student, looked back at the photo of his friend after joining hands, saying, "I was a very kind child and I was with him until the end. I was there.



Also, Kiku Nakayama (93), a former student, said, "When I come to the Shiraume Memorial Tower for many years, I remember the Battle of Okinawa, the Shiraume students, and my teacher. There is no justice in the war. It is important to make an effort to solve the problem through discussions, not a solution. "

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