Guam Announces Theme for 80th Liberation Commemoration in 2024

Guam unveils theme for 80th Liberation commemoration, "Peace for us always," honoring courage, sacrifice, and unity of the Chamorro people.

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Guam Announces Theme for 80th Liberation Commemoration in 2024

Guam Announces Theme for 80th Liberation Commemoration in 2024

Guam has unveiled the theme for the 80th commemoration of its liberation in July 2024. The theme, "Todu i Tiempo i Pås Para Hita" (Peace for us always), is lifted from the Guam Hymn and encapsulates the hopes, dreams, and aspirations of the people of Guam.

Governor Lou Leon Guerrero stated, "The theme honors the courage and sacrifice of our island's service members, and celebrates our shared heritage and collective destiny." The logo concept, developed by Frank Perez, portrays Lady Liberty holding the flame of peace above the island's native Gaosåli flower and latte stone, symbolizing the strength and endurance of the Chamorro people.

The 80th Liberation festivities are scheduled for July 19-21, 2024, and will include a unified memorial ceremony, Liberation mass, block party, and the annual Liberation Day parade. The events aim to commemorate the 80th anniversary of Guam's liberation and pay tribute to the sacrifices made by service members.

Why this matters: The 80th Liberation commemoration holds deep significance for the people of Guam, as it marks a pivotal moment in the island's history. The theme and festivities serve as a reminder of the resilience and unity of the Chamorro people, while honoring the sacrifices made for freedom and peace.

The theme and logo for the 80th Liberation commemoration were developed through a collaborative effort by the Office of the Governor, Mayors' Council of Guam, and Guam Visitors Bureau. As the island prepares for the milestone anniversary, the festivities aim to bring the community together in remembrance and celebration of Guam's shared history and cultural heritage.

Key Takeaways

  • Guam announces theme "Peace for us always" for 80th liberation commemoration in July 2024.
  • Theme honors courage of island's service members and celebrates Chamorro heritage and unity.
  • 80th Liberation festivities include memorial, mass, block party, and annual parade.
  • Commemoration marks pivotal moment in Guam's history, highlighting resilience and sacrifices.
  • Theme and logo developed through collaboration between government and tourism agencies.