by Sabrina Salas Matanane
Guam - Hundreds of people gathered on the front lawn of Adelup today to commemorate veterans day. During today's ceremony Joint Region Marianas commander Rear Admiral Bette Bolivar gave the keynote speech acknowledging their service and sacrifice, including those veterans in her life.
She said, "My life has been shaped tremendously by veterans I have known. My dad, who served 22 years in the Navy as a steward, cook and commissary man; my brother, who served two enlistment tours as an electricians mate; my youngest brother, who served and recently retired as a senior chief electronic technician after serving 26 years in the Navy; my fiance, who served 22 years in the Army's Special Forces and even closer to home my extended family my extended Chamorro siblings the Quichocho brothers Rick, Dave and Darrel who served in the Army and the Guard and little sis Michelle who is currently serving in the Air Force."
As part of today's ceremony, Adelup was also filled with hundreds of Harleys and representatives from the various motorcycle clubs that participated in the Guam Hawg's 5th Annual Wounded Warriors Ride.