Acting Governor Ray Tenorio has ordered flags be flown at half staff today.
On this day 73 years ago, Guam’s peaceful visage exploded. Imperial forces, just hours after attacking Pearl Harbor, unleashed World War II on Guam.
Thousands died that day in these Pacific islands. For the people of Guam, Dec. 8, 1941 would be the start of three years of occupation. Even today, our manamko, can relay the stories of the terror that gripped them when the first planes flew over Sumay, Piti, Hagåtña and other parts of Guam as the people of Guam celebrated the Feast of the Immaculate Conception.
“Today, let’s be grateful that those who came before us had a strength that outlasted the war. We can be proud of the legacy of faith and peace that they leave behind,” acting Governor Ray Tenorio stated. “It is up to us to remember and pass on that pride to the next generation, and share the stories with the world.”
The flags will be flown at half staff today in remembrance of those who lost their lives in and those who survived those brutal attacks on Guam, and our sister Pacific island of Hawaii.

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