Guam – In commemoration of Philippine Independence month, a special exhibit of Camp Roxas has been unveiled at the Hall of Governor’s at Adelup.
The gallery was put together by the Department of Chamorro Affairs and showcases the historical events at Camp Roxas in Agat and the Filipinos who journeyed to Guam from Iloilo to rebuild the island after World War II. The photographic exhibition is entitled “A Journey Home: Filipino American History in Guam.” The exhibit also features a history of some of the Filipinos who remained here and call Guam their home. Chamorro Affairs Project Manager Simeon Palomo.
“So at Department of Chamorro Affairs, we were wondering how we’re gonna celebrate Philippine Independence month, so we thought, why not highlight an important event in Guam’s history, which is of course Camp Roxas,” explains Palomo.
“Camp roxas is part of Guam history and it’s part of our community and a lot of the people that we grew up with and that we are living together with are descendents or actually from Camp Roxas,” he adds.
The exhibit will be on display at the Latte of Freedom in Adelup until July 10.