BILOXI, Miss. (WLOX) – Folks from all around the nation stopped by Harrison County to have fun Guam’s liberation.
The celebration was organized by Guamanians who dwell in Mississippi. Different Guamanians traveled from completely different states to hitch the occasion.
On July 2, 1944, the island was liberated by United States armed forces from the Japanese throughout World Warfare II. Vincent Mantanona and his household drove down from Texas to attend the group occasion.
“We’re a melting pot of the pacific and like I mentioned, we’re very grateful for the troopers who liberated us again in 1944,” Mantanona mentioned.
The liberation means greater than only a time to have fun for Guamanians it’s additionally a time to recollect those that endured robust occasions.
Pete Flores it’s an honor to maintain up the custom of celebrating Liberation Day as a result of it’s a approach for him to recollect his father.
“My dad was a survivor of the island of Guam again in 1944, him and his household had been in focus camps, when he was 9 years previous. One of many jobs as a result of he refused to study Japanese language, he needed to clear the weeds within the focus camps,” Flores mentioned.
The celebration additionally had conventional meals and performances by the 671 Bonitas.
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