Be the change you want to see in this world

"Winning starts in the mind. Whatever the mind can conceive, it will achieve."
-Joaquin Nangauta Naputi

"Be the change you want to see in the world."
-Mahatma Gandhi

Friday, July 18, 2008

Happy Liberation Day Guam!

Hafa Adai and Happy Liberation Day! As part of my commitment to continue to share cultural poems relating to our beautiful island of Guam and its people, here’s Korasón Poem #7 titled Liberation Parade. Enjoy! Biba Guahan!

Liberation Parade

Packed with crowds to celebrate Guam’s freedom
From Japan’s cruel occupation
We continue to celebrate
And to thank our Dear Uncle Sam – the United States
During our annual Liberation Parade on July 21.
We are grateful U.S. citizens
Yan Saluda* all who continue to fight for our freedom
In the spirit of the U.S.A.!
© mnrivera and ltgumataotao

*Yan saluda: And salute

Source: Our Native Daughters’ Reflection of Guam and Its People by Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera and Lois Taitano Gumataotao

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