Gov. Ralph DLG Torres, along with the Office of Military and Veterans Affairs, declared the week of May 22 to 29 as Memorial Week, in observance of all armed forces who had passed while serving.
“We remember the selfless service of our fallen heroes…all of our military personnel and veterans, their families, and all those who have lost loved ones in the defense of our freedom and safety,” Torres said.
Rep. Lorenzo Deleon Guerrero (Ind-Saipan), a retired Army veteran, was among those present during the ceremony. He expressed the devotion and determination of many veterans and of the fallen who paid the ultimate price to defend these freedoms.
Torres added that the CNMI is home to many veterans and fallen soldiers. He asked the community to join him in paying tribute to the fallen this Memorial Day on May 29 at the Veterans Cemetery, Marpi, at 9am.
For more information on Memorial Week, contact the Office on Military and Veterans Affairs at 664-2650. (PR)