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Tinta and Faha massacre victims and survivors were honored this past weekend

Tinta and Faha massacre victims and survivors were honored this past weekend

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Over the weekend, site visits and memorial services were held in Merizo to honor the victims and survivors of the Tinta and Faha massacres. They are the latest in series of memorials that have been scheduled to commemorate the island's 73rd liberation of Guam from Japanese forces during World War two.

"Seventy-three years since that terrible battle that we focus on peace. I think that's what so important here, the sacrifice of these innocent that we use these as a springboard for peace for our generation and future generations to come," Governor Calvo said.

Just days before the Americans arrived to retake Guam, over sixty Chamorro men and women of Malesso were taken to Tinta and Faha. They were forced into caves and trenches and were murdered with grenades and gunfire. Only two dozen people survived to tell the story. Make sure to check out KUAM digital for Sabrina Salas Matanane's extensive coverage of this past weekend's visit to the massacre sites.


 

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