Today, let us take a moment to pay homage to the brave men and women of our United States Armed Forces, who made the ultimate sacrifice for the freedom and security of peace we all fervently cherish today. To all the fallen heroes, who sacrificed their tomorrows in protecting and advancing our national principal for peace, equality, freedom, and individual rights, we owe them our eternal gratitude for selflessly putting their lives in harm’s way to make every person’s life better.
To all the service men and women who are still serving, fighting, and defending to protect and preserve our country’s democracy and world peace, we will always remember and pray for them and their safe return.
To all the families who are still grieving from their losses and trying to pick up the pieces to build a life to move forward, we are here for you to fill the void you have to endure as you move on in life. We will continue to pray for you and with you.
Please enjoy a safe Memorial Day weekend while remembering those who sacrificed for our freedom and preserving our peace. May God bless you and your family and all those we honor this Memorial Day.
Thank you, si yu’us ma’ase, and ghilisow.
David M. Apatang (Special to the Saipan Tribune)
David M. Apatang is the mayor of Saipan.