A Letter From a Guam Soldier’s Daughter

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Guam – The Christmas lights will remain on at Government House until all of Guam’s nearly 600 deployed Guard members are back home.

The “Guma I Taotao Peace Festival” was scheduled to close Saturday night, but First Lady Christine Calvo decided to extend the festival after receiving a letter from the daughter of a deployed soldier.

10 year old Ha’ani Losongco wrote “my dad is one of those 600 that will be the last to come home” and “it would be nice for the soldiers to see your lights.”  

[1st Lady Christine Calvo meets with 10 year old Ha’ani Losongco]

The First Lady called it “a wonderful idea”.

We will extend the Peace Festival for the soldiers and their families to enjoy,” wrote the First Lady in response, and “please give your Dad a big hug from us and bring him to Government house to enjoy the lights with you and your family.” 


READ the letter from a Guam Soldier’s daughter below:

Dear First Lady,

My name is Ha’ani, and I would kindly ask you to keep your lights up until all of the 600 soldiers come home. The reason I’m asking you this question is because my dad is one of those 600 that will be the last to come home. It would be nice for the soldiers to see your lights. I’d like to enjoy your beautiful lights with my dad! Thank you!

Love,
Ha’ani

READ the First Lady’s response below:

The First Lady responded to Ha’ani:
Dear Ha’ani,

Please give your Dad a big hug from us and bring him to Government house to enjoy the lights with you and your family. We will extend the Peace Festival for the soldiers and their families to enjoy. Thank you for asking. It is a wonderful idea. Happy New Year from our family to yours!

First Lady Christine Calvo

Guam – The Christmas lights will remain on at Government House until all of Guam’s nearly 600 deployed Guard members are back home.


The “Guma I Taotao Peace Festival” was scheduled to close Saturday night, but First Lady Christine Calvo decided to extend the festival after receiving a letter from the daughter of a deployed soldiers who wrote “my dad is one of those 600 that will be the last to come home” and “it would be nice for the soldiers to see your lights.”

The First Lady called it “a wonderful idea”.

“We will extend the Peace Festival for the soldiers and their families to enjoy,” wrote the First Lady in response, and “please give your Dad a big hug from us and bring him to Government house to enjoy the lights with you and your family.”

READ the letter from a Guam Soldier’s daughter below:

Dear First Lady,

My name is Ha’ani, and I would kindly ask you to keep your lights up until all of the 600 soldiers come home. The reason I’m asking you this question is because my dad is one of those 600 that will be the last to come home. It would be nice for the soldiers to see your lights. I’d like to enjoy your beautiful lights with my dad! Thank you!

Love,
Ha’ani

READ the First Lady’s response below:

The First Lady responded to Ha’ani:
Dear Ha’ani,

Please give your Dad a big hug from us and bring him to Government house to enjoy the lights with you and your family. We will extend the Peace Festival for the soldiers and their families to enjoy. Thank you for asking. It is a wonderful idea. Happy New Year from our family to yours!

First Lady Christine Calvo