Marine Corps Sunset Parade Honors Congresswoman Bordallo

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Guam – Congresswoman Madeleine Bordallo was the guest of honor this past Tuesday at the Marine’s “Sunset Parade” at the Marine Corps War Memorial in Arlington, Virginia.

Former Guam Congressman, and retired U.S. Marine Corps General, Ben Blaz, was in attendance.

In a release, Congresswoman Bordallo remarked that: “Guam has had a long and storied history with the Marines since World War II. It was the 3rd Marine Division that liberated our island in 1944, and we will welcome those Marines home as the realignment of Marines from Okinawa, Japan to Guam moves forward.”

 

[Congresswoman Bordallo joins Lieutenant General Richard T. Tryon, Deputy Commandant for Plans, Policies, and Operations, and former Member of Congress, Brigadier General Ben Blaz, USMC (Ret.), at the Sunset Parade at the Marine Corps War Memorial on June 5]  

READ the release from Congresswoman Bordallo below:

Marine Corps Sunset Parade Honors Congresswoman Bordallo
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 6, 2012 – Washington, D.C. –

Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo recently served as the Guest of Honor for the Sunset Parade at the Marine Corps War Memorial in Arlington, Virginia. The parade, which was held on Tuesday, June 5, 2012, also honored those who fought to liberate Guam. Lieutenant General Richard T. Tryon, Deputy Commandant for Plans, Policies, and Operations, and former Member of Congress, Brigadier General Ben Blaz, USMC (Ret.), were also in attendance at the event.

“I greatly appreciated the opportunity to be a guest of honor at the Sunset Parade, which is held to commemorate the service and sacrifices of Marines who have fought to defend our country,” said Congresswoman Bordallo. “Guam has had a long and storied history with the Marines since World War II. It was the 3rd Marine Division that liberated our island in 1944, and we will welcome those Marines home as the realignment of Marines from Okinawa, Japan to Guam moves forward. I thank Lieutenant General Richard Tryon for his leadership, and I look forward to working with him to ensure that the military build-up is beneficial for our military and local communities on Guam.”