Guam – A Memorial Luncheon was held today at the Pacific War Museum in honor of its late founder John Gerber.
The luncheon was hosted by the AFCEA Marianas Chapter, a non-profit organization that strives to advance professional knowledge and relationships in the fields of Communications, IT, Intelligence and Global Security.
AFCEA Board Member Mark Calvo says the organization’s relationship with John Gerber began when they started bringing international guests through the Museum. The organization replaced the Marine Corps Flags that had been flying at the Museum since it was first opened. Today the group presented the old flags to Gerber’s Widow, Mel, in a shadow box.
“(The Flags) were tattered and torn,” Calvo explained “So we presented the old flags to Mel Gerber.”
AFCEA raised $450 dollars at today’s luncheon and that money was also presented to the Pacific War Museum. Calvo says he hopes the donation will help the Museum expand and increase its visitors.
“There is no better place to learn than a museum” Calvo said.