by Krystal Paco
Guam - Working to reinstitute Discovery Day as a holiday, Senator Tommy Morrison has introduced Bill 238 which would make the first Monday in March a holiday.
"Unfortunately, it ceased in the late 1990's/early 2000's - it clearly diminished the importance of taking pausing and reflecting on what we are about who we are our rich history and our culture," the senator said.
Senator Morrison says celebrating this holiday is important to understanding the day's significance meanwhile the bills co-sponsor, Senator Chris Duenas, says the biggest benefit is it kicks off the celebration of Guam's role in the world.
He told KUAM News, "It's our culture and the change of our culture and the influence that happened during that significant event that our people drawback to and remember and that's what starts us commemorating the fact that we want to celebrate our rich history and the significant change that took place during that time and that's important to us."
Senator Duenas adds that Discovery Day is Guam's holiday because it is unique to our culture.