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The Cornerstone of Peace is a monument park in Itoman commemorating the Battle of Okinawa and the role of Okinawa during World War II. The names of all who lost their lives in the fighting regardless of nationality and civilian or military status – over two hundred and forty thousand people – are inscribed on some 116 stones at the memorial. The memorial park was opened on 23 June 1995, marking the 50th anniversary of the conclusion of the 82-day battle.