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The Memorial Bell of Mereyon was constructed by the survivors and the bereaved family to calm the souls of the dead. 

When a memorial service for the soldiers who had died in the island was held, Mrs. Kazue Kiyono was one of the attendants.

Her words are written in the book “Half-century of reposing of souls” by Kiyojiro Imano, page 289.

“When we visited the island and were singing the song ‘The Bell of Mereyon’, I saw numerous soldiers in the right side of the monument.  They walked toward us, straightening their position, forming an orderly line.  I thought I had clearly seen the figures of my husband and his young friend in the line.”

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