Sailors join Liberation Day parade celebration

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Sailors from the U.S. Navy joined in on the celebration for the 75th Liberation Parade.

Sailors from the Commander, Submarine Squadron Fifteen joined in on the celebration for the 75th Liberation Parade.

Sailors assigned to the submarine tender USS Emory S. Land (AS 39) marched down the parade line near their command’s submarine float for Guam’s annual Liberation Day Parade in Hagatna on Sunday, July 21.

Sailers waved to parade-goers, while passing out candy to children. Musicians from the Pacific Fleet band, also performed down the parade line, putting on a beautiful show for parade-goers.

This year’s Liberation Parade celebrates the 75th anniversary of the liberation from Japanese occupation by U.S. forces during World War II.

In addition, Sailors showed their long-standing friendship with the community of Guam by riding in their sister village floats.

Capt. Michael Luckett, commanding officer of the submarine tender USS Emory S. Land (AS 39), and his wife Natasha, rode alongside the village of Dededo’s float along with Mayor Melissa B. Savares.

Also participating in the parade, CSS-15 sailors supported their sister village of Inarajan by riding in their village float.

The 75th Liberation Day Parade consisted of more than 90 floats and marching units for a four-hour-long parade performance, the biggest liberation festivity to date.

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