Guam – A Legacy of Peace and Friendship – recognizing and commemorating 75 years of liberty and freedom.
The 75th Guam Liberation Committee held its first press conference Wednesday morning at the Governor’s Complex in Adelup to introduce the theme of this year’s Liberation festivities — “A Legacy of Peace and Friendship.”
The committee also announced the official calendar of events, the launch of a website and Facebook page as official communication platforms for event information, and revealed a new logo design.
Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero addressed the media on some of the highlights of Guam’s s 75th Liberation festivities noting that the annual event is about commemorating and memorializing those who endured the ravages of war.
“It’s coming together to honor the members of our community and to honor our survivors who have gone through so much pain… atrocities during the war. But now experiencing harmony, and peace, and friendship within our island.” Leon Guerrero said.
Lt. Gov. Josh Tenorio unveiled the new logo, which featured two styles, one in English and one in CHamoru and made announcements for key celebrations for this summer’s celebrations.
“We made a decision to move the Micronesian Island Fair to .Hagåtña. It will begin on May 29, and it will be at the Plaza de España,” Tenorio said, adding, “The following week, we will open the Guam Island Fair, which is casually known at the Liberation Carnival. For the whole month of June, our theme will be celebrating our island’s diversity.”
With all the different happenings we asked the governor what she believes the greatest impact the liberation of 1944 had on survivors.
“The strength of the people and the perseverance of the people. And the resilience of our people. And you see this every time, when there’s natural disasters that happen. We don’t sit back and complain, we all rally together to help each other; to lift each other up. that’s I think the resounding thing that has happened. It’s made us realize that in order to survive we need to work with each other, and to help each other,” Leon Guerrero said.
For more details on the line-up of events and other information, visit: liberation75.visitguam.com
The Facebook page can be found at www.facebook.com/