They stood ready and prepared for the storm; they worked through it to ensure our people remained safe and sound.
Guam – In the sunny wake of last week’s storm, Gov. Eddie Baza Calvo has taken a moment to laud first responders, and, in the lead-up to Guam’s 74th Liberation Celebration, to pay respect to those who died during the Battle of Guam. In his Weekly Address, he also pays a debt of gratitude to manamko’ who survived World War II, so all succeeding generations could be free.
Here is the Governor’s official statement:
Hafa Adai, My Dear People of Guam,
Just this past week, we experienced Tropical Storm Maria. What was anticipated to be a tropical depression, morphed into a storm. However, our island was able to withstand and recover safely.
I want to give a shout out and thank our emergency responders. They stood ready and prepared for the storm; they worked through it to ensure our people remained safe and sound.
Now, as we begin our annual Liberation, we commemorate those who have suffered and those we lost. We will never forget what our Manamko’ had to endure 74 years ago.
This month, we come together to remember what Liberation is all about. So I want to encourage you all to talk to a war survivor, or take a walk through our museums where much of our history is present and can be found.
I look forward to celebrating our island’s 74th Liberation with you.
May the Lord continue to guide and bless us all.