Episode 2614 – Guam senator proposes new Vietnam memorial approval

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Memorial wreaths are presented during the Inaugural Gold Star Families-Matson Wreaths Across the Islands Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Purple Heart Memorial in Skinner Plaza, Hagåtña, Dec. 18, 2021. PDN file photo

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Guam senator Dwayne San Nicolas

Episode 2614 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story about the Guam senator who is proposing the establishment of a memorial to Vietnam Veterans at Skinner Plaza in Guam. The featured story comes from the Marianas Variety, Micronesia’s Leading Newspaper since 1972, and was titled; Senator looks at establishing Vietnam veteran’s memorial. It was submitted by Shane Tenorio Healy.

Guam played an important role during the Vietnam War. It housed the largest U.S. Air Force installation for B-52 bombers. It lost 77 of its own sons in the war. After the War ended it hosted 112,000 boat people who were escaping the new communist paradise that was established in the former South Vietnam.

Today the good people of Guam are still standing tall for freedom while honoring those who served in the past.

The Pacific Daily News recently reported that Sen. Dwayne San Nicolas, along with five other senators, on Monday introduced a bill seeking to establish a Vietnam veteran’s memorial monument at Skinner Plaza in Hagåtña.

The proposed monument would honor the 77 sons of Guam who made the ultimate sacrifice and all Vietnam veterans in service of the island and country, according to San Nicolas, chairman of the Committee on Emergency Response, Military and Veteran Affairs, Border Safety and Mayors Council.

Vietnam Veterans served during a long, dark war for all the freedom we have today,” San Nicolas said in a statement on Bill 170-37. “It’s our time to honor and remember the sacrifices made by many Americans, including our people of Guam, through this memorial monument.”

The Bill to authorize the proposed memorial monument is co-sponsored by Vice Speaker Tina Muña Barnes and Sens. Joe San Agustin, Amanda Shelton, William Parkinson and Roy Quinata.

Listen to episode 2614 and discover more about the Guam senator who is proposing the establishment of a memorial to Vietnam Veterans at Skinner Plaza in Guam.

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