73rd Annual Guam Liberation celebration set
By LYNETTE SOWELL
The Chamorro Association of Central Texas is pulling out the stops on Saturday, July 22 when it holds the 73rd annual Guam Liberation celebration tomorrow at Ogletree Gap Park.
The free event is open to the public, starts at 11 a.m. and goes until 6 p.m., with live music and entertainment, and a potluck lunch. There will be raffle giveaways, door prizes, along with a cultural display.
Those attending are welcome to bring canopies, chairs, coolers, along with BYOB, but no glass containers. The day has entertainment scheduled throughout the afternoon, and vendors selling Chamorro related wares to include jewelry, crafts and more.
A Fatima novena will be held to start the event at 11 a.m., followed by an invocation, the National Anthem and Guam Hymn, followed by a wreath presentation and remarks by the CACT president and introduction of the CACT officers and committee. World War II veterans will be recognized at the event at 12:30 p.m., which will be followed by a blessing song and the blessing of the table.
Entertainment will be provided by Inetnon Famaguon Guahan, Ka Puuwai O Maunakea, Poli Mic Dancers, the CNMI Association, and Baila Pacifica.
Traditionally, the celebration is held nationwide on the third weekend of July each year to celebrate and remember the arrival of American forces on the Japanese-occupied island of Guam on July 21, 1944.
For more information, contact event chairman Joe Ada at 254-213-0428.