Garapan, Saipan (June 28, 2005) Service members stand at attention as part of a joint-service color guard that was representing the U.S. military during a historic visit by the royal family of Japan. Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko made their first-ever trip to commemorate a World War II battle. The royal couple took time on Saipan to visit sites and monuments that remember Japanese, island civilian and American fallen service members in order to affirm the friendship that has grown between Japan and the United States. U.S. Navy photo by Photographers Mate 2nd Class Nathanael T. Miller (RELEASED)
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