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Jaime Paulino selected as Liberation Parade grand marshal

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by Ken Quintanilla

Guam - For the 70th anniversary of Guam's liberation, 77-year-old Jaime Paulino was selected to serve as the grand marshal for this year's parade. Paulino was born on December 8, 1935 and was six years old when the Japanese occupation started. Governor Eddie Calvo met Paulino and his wife Connie along with family and friends. Calvo says Paulino symbolizes what makes the Chamorro people so special.

"Governor, thank you for honoring me and the people of Guam, I'm surprised to be here today, thank you," he said, gratefully. Governor Calvo responded by saying, "It's an honor for us, to be here with you today as our grand marshal for this 70 years and for our younger generation, it's important to look at, that as we strive for full political self-determination, I have full confidence in our people, but it's important to look at the legacy of our people."

Paulino served as a Navy chief and was the commissioner for the village of Inarajan from 1981 to 1989. Paulino will be featured on the grand stand together with nine liberators who will be on island for this year's festivities. This year's parade meanwhile will be headed southbound starting at the Chief Kapuha Loop heading to Adelup. This year's theme is "Generations of Service and Sacrifice."

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