Saving Guadalcanal's Henderson Field Name

"I can assure you, that the name “Henderson” will be retained."

A recommendation from a consulting firm has gone to the Prime Minister of the Solomon Islands presenting the idea of a name change Henderson Field in May, 2003. The Prime Minister does not seem in favor of such a change. Show support for his thoughts by endorsing our online petition to show your support AGAINST changing the name "Henderson Field", today, or anytime in the future.

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Petition to Keep "Henderson Field" Airport Name
Online Petition to show your support for keeping the name, those interested worldwide are encouraged to 'sign' this petition and add a comment with your affiliation to Guadalcanal (for veterans, relatives or travelers to the island) [ Click Here for assistance signing the petition ]

Continue to sign the petition. It is still active.

United States Marine Corps Certificate of Appreciation
1st Marine Division Association Award in recognition of the petition to "Keep Henderson Field Airport Name" created by Justin Taylan.
[March 9, 2004]

Solomon's Prime Minister's Writes Letter of Support
"I can assure you, that the name “Henderson” will be retained."
Read The Prime Minister's Letter The Prime Minister was very moved, and voices his support on this issue, read his letter to petition signors regarding this issue.
[September 4, 2003]

Petition Presentation to Solomon's Prime Minister
[July 10, 2003]
A printed copy of the petition's 8,000+ signors delivered to the Prime Minister of the Solomons Islands, by Pacific Wreck Database's Justin Taylan, and Solomons Resident and historian, John Innes

News Articles

Solomons Airport Still A Battlefield 60 Years On
By Michael Christe Reuters [July 28, 2003]

Henderson Field Petition receive national media attention!
Washington Times [June 11, 2003]

Contact Information
Justin Taylan
Petition author and creator of Pacific Wreck Database

Related News & Links
Solomon Islands to take American name off airport to recognize Japan
( Radio Australia - May 19, 2003 )

Henderson Field, Guadalcanal
Information on the airfield, from Pacific Wreck Database website

Battle of Guadalcanal Foundation
John Innes' website related to the Solomon Islands today, travel & tours

Henderson Field Today
Photos of Henderson Field today and sites in the area, from Pacific Ghosts

Guadalcanal Battle Sites Today
Peter Flahavin's excellent site on Guadalcanal history and then & now photographs

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