Nov. focus on veterans

Posted on Nov 06 2019

Veterans and their families join Gov. Ralph DLG Torres and Lt. Gov. Arnold I. Palacios after yesterday’s proclamation signing of November as CNMI Veterans and Military Families Month, and Nov. 5 to 11 as CNMI Veterans Week. (IVA MAURIN)

The month of November has been proclaimed as the CNMI Veterans and Military Families Month, with Nov. 5 to 11, as CNMI Veterans Week.

The occasion is intended to honor the generations of men and women of the Marianas who have served in the nation’s armed forces, including the more than 1,000 service members and veterans in the CNMI. The proclamation also recognized veterans who bore the disabilities and scars of military service, as well as the spouses, children and parents of veterans.

Gov. Ralph DLG Torres made the designation yesterday at the Office of the Governor in the presence of veterans, their families, CNMI officials, and representatives of law enforcement agencies in the CNMI.

On Monday, Nov. 11, 11am, the community is invited to celebrate Veterans Day, with a ceremony at the Court of Honor of the American Memorial Park in Garapan.

Iva Maurin | Author
Iva Maurin is a communications specialist with environment and community outreach experience in the Philippines and in California. She has a background in graphic arts and is the Saipan Tribune’s community and environment reporter. Contact her at
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