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Committee to commemorate anniversary of Amelia Earhart’s disappearance

THE Amelia Earhart Memorial Monument Committee will meet on Tuesday to commemorate the 82nd anniversary of the famous aviator’s disappearance while attempting to make a circumnavigational flight of the globe.

Committee president Marie S. C. Castro said members and friends of the memorial monument committee will meet at Fiesta Resort & Spa.

Amelia Earhart

She said they are hoping that their friends on the U.S. mainland could join their meeting “at least in spirit as we honor the memory of the two great aviators,” referring to Earhart and her navigator, Fred Noonan.

Mike Campbell, author of “Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last,” told Castro in an email: “I truly believe Amelia and Fred know and appreciate the love and respect you’ve given them throughout your life and especially in these past few years.”

He added, “Whether or not we succeed in our goal of erecting a memorial monument to Amelia and Fred on Saipan — and if we are not, it won’t be because you have not done everything in your power.”

Castro said their group continues to be encouraged by supporters in the CNMI and abroad to pursue the monument project.

Among these supporters is Jessica R. who lives in the states. She told Castro that she was “absolutely convinced by the evidence and hope very much that the memorial monument you plan will become a reality. Amelia had many great endeavors in her life. They were far-reaching and difficult. And at the time, they were nearly insurmountable. However, she prevailed. Even Amelia Earhart had to fly one mile at a time. Keep that in mind as you fly to meet your goal for the memorial. You will prevail.”

Calvin, a retired airline captain and Amelia Earhart researcher, told Castro: “I totally support the Saipan memorial efforts, and have now joined the AE-NMI organization.”

In a separate email to Castro, Jack J. said: “I wish you sincere success in your efforts to get this mission accomplished and I am aware of what an uphill battle it must be.”