Over the last week, protests on Guam have been held in solidarity with the demonstrations in the states to address racial discrimination following the death of George Floyd.
In light of these recent events, Major General Esther Aguigui, the Adjutant General of the Guam National Guard, delivered a message to the Guard’s personnel and their families.
In her address, Aguigui encouraged the members of the Guam Guard to stand together as we all face these difficult times.
“Although we cannot reverse the spread of this deadly virus, nor can we erase the legacies of hate and racism, there are things we can do. In fact, there are things we must do. In the words of General Joseph Lengyel, chief of the National Guard Bureau: ‘We cannot tolerate racism, discrimination, or casual violence. We cannot stand by and watch. We can listen. We can learn and we can be better. We must be better. Join me.’,” Aguigui said.
A peaceful protest against racial injustice will be held this Wednesday, June 10th, at the Chief Quipuha Statue in Hagatna from 4 to 6 pm.