To Mr. John Del Rosario: What a great, unexpected surprise from you concerning Amelia Earhart. This year marks the 80th year of this important historical event for Saipan that happened in 1937. Amelia Earhart was a famous American woman pilot who attempted to circumnavigate the globe; however, her dream was never accomplished. She was brought to Saipan by the Japanese after her plane went down in the Pacific.
We, the local group (not a stateside group) wish to acknowledge the presence of Amelia Earhart on Saipan in 1937 and build a memorial for her, for the world to know that Saipan is where Amelia Earhart last lived. Peoples’ curiosity have been enhanced lately, all asking about the location of Saipan.
Building a memorial here to Amelia Earhart would be a gesture of appreciation to America from the people of the Northern Marianas for her accomplishments, i.e. aviation, in addition to the millions of dollars the CNMI is receiving every year from United States. And most of all, for the thousands of American lives lost during the bloody Battle of Saipan to save the Chamorro and Carolinian lives in 1944.
Marie SC. Castro
via email (AEMMC)