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Residents return to Sumay

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by Mindy Aguon

Guam - Former residents of Sumay were allowed to return to the pre-war village today, as the U.S. Navy opened their gates to allow for the homecoming. This marked the second year village mayors and the Navy hosted "Back to Sumay Day". Sumay was once a thriving port and seaside community, until World War II when the village was the first to be bombed by Japanese forces.

Former residents were forced to flee and were never allowed to return. Today former Sumay residents gathered and shared their pre-war stories of Sumay with their family. Historical photographs of pre-war Sumay Village were also on display.

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