New Website Will Tell Guam’s War Stories

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Guam – The stories of Guam’s World War II survivors will soon be available online.

Next Tuesday, the Office of Senator Frank F. Blas, Jr. will launch guamwarsurvivorstory.com – a website that will feature the testimonies of war survivors, collect war stories and photos from the community, and allow people to sign a petition to Congress for war reparations.

“We must never forget the atrocities our people endured during the war, because these stories are part of who we are today, and these survivors are our true heroes,” said Senator Blas, who embarked on a public awareness project earlier this year to honor war survivors and advocate for
war reparations.

“This website will allow people from all over the world to learn about our history, and to take action. With the simple click of a mouse, people can sign a petition urging Congress to finally provide war reparations for the suffering our survivors experienced.”

The website will be launched in the GTA TeleGuam Upper Tumon location on Tuesday, August 31, 2010 at 11 a.m. Computers will be available for the community to view the site and sign the petition to Congress. Survivors and their family members will also be present at the launch.

During the first two weeks of September, GTA TeleGuam will feature the website on their computers and encourage customers to sign the petition in their Upper Tumon, Agana Shopping Center and Micronesia Mall locations.

The War Survivors public awareness project is an example of true community collaboration. The Senator’s office worked with the families of survivors, and both the public and private sector to make this project possible.