CNO commemorates 68th anniversary of Guam liberation

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ARLINGTON, Va. (July 17, 2012) Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert, U.S. Rep. Madeleine Bordallo of Guam and U.S. Rep. Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan of the Northern Mariana Islands ceremoniously place a wreath at National Arlington Cemetery's Tomb of the Knowns in commemoration of the 68th Anniversary of the Liberation of Guam and the Battle for the Northern Mariana Islands. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Peter D. Lawlor)
ARLINGTON, Va. (July 17, 2012) Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert, U.S. Rep. Madeleine Bordallo of Guam and U.S. Rep. Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan of the Northern Mariana Islands ceremoniously place a wreath at National Arlington Cemetery's Tomb of the Knowns in commemoration of the 68th Anniversary of the Liberation of Guam and the Battle for the Northern Mariana Islands. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Peter D. Lawlor)

CNO commemorates 68th anniversary of Guam liberation

by: Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class (SW) Kyle P. Malloy | .
Chief of Naval Personnel PAO | .
published: July 20, 2012

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert attended the Wreath-Laying Ceremony for the National Commemoration of the 68th Anniversary of the Liberation of Guam and the Battle for the Northern Marianas at the Tomb of the Unknowns in the Arlington National Cemetery, July 17.

Following the ceremony CNO recognized the significance of remembering our history and the veterans who have gone before us.

"We remember our veterans, Sailors and Marines," said Greenert. "Many who paid the ultimate sacrifice during the Battle for the Northern Marianas."

He highlighted the partnership between the United States and Guam, and how this important relationship continues today.

"Guam and our Navy have a proud, shared history, and many of Guam's sons and daughters continue to honorably serve our country today," said Greenert.

The event focused on the importance of supporting events like the wreath-laying ceremony so that pivotal moments in a nation's history and the Navy's history can continue to be recognized.

"It was a great honor to join this special event," said Greenert. "Thanks to all those who supported."
Greenert was joined by members of Congress, the Honorable Madeleine Z. Bordallo and the Honorable Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan, along with flag and general officers from all services to recognize the sacrifices of the United States service members who gave their lives to liberate the people of Guam during World War II.

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