Guam – Governor Eddie Baza Calvo Wednesday named the mayors of Guam to be the overall organizers for the upcoming sixty-seventh annual Liberation Day festivities. The announcement was made at today’s Mayors Council of Guam meeting.
At the event, Governor Calvo signed an executive order that gives the council the authority over Liberation Day activities and puts transparency and accountability measures in place over the money raised for the holiday.
“Liberation Day celebrates freedom from slavery, honors the men and women who suffered and died during World War II, and encourages Guamanians to push for self-determination. As time goes on, our community needs to work harder to preserve the true meaning of this holiday,” Governor Calvo said. “The mayors, vice mayors, their staff, and supporters all did a fantastic job last year. I’m confident they will make this year’s events even more meaningful and successful.”
At least half of the money raised for this year’s festivities will go to charity. All other profits will be available for the Mayors Council to use in neighborhoods throughout Guam.