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Mayor Apatang joins community in observing Memorial Day

MAYOR David M. Apatang joins the people of Saipan in observing Memorial Day to remember and pray for those who have made the ultimate sacrifice to protect freedom and peace.

He said “securing peace in our very complex and competitive world comes with a price.”

He added, “This Memorial Day should and ought to be a day to affirm and re-affirm that we are here today because countless lives were lost and turned upside down for our sake, for our security against those who were and still are committed to disrupt peace and human progress.”

A veteran himself, Apatang also has a message to all armed force members who served the nation and made the ultimate sacrifices for freedom, security of peace and a life free of oppression, coercion, and conflict.

“We salute you on Memorial Day,” including “all families who are still grieving from their losses and trying to recover from the abrupt emptiness in their lives.”

“We remember you especially on Memorial Day by extending our most sincere ‘Thank You, Si Yuus Maase, and Ghilisow’ for understanding and accepting the fact of your loss and our commitment to peace,” the mayor said.