If you’re a history buff and a lover of magnificent outdoor spaces, now is the time to train your eyes on Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is helping to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Attu, which took place at the tip of what is now the refuge archipelago. The May 1943 battle was the only World War II ground battle fought on American soil. To learn about the Aleutian island battle, glimpse the fish, wildlife and habitat conserved by the refuge, and join the commemoration virtually, go to Attu75.org. The site includes a list of events and exhibitions in Anchorage, a story-map timeline of World War II in Alaska, and a gorgeous one-minute video.
(Photos: Attu Island by Lisa Hupp/USFWS and Steve Ebbert/USFWS)