Memorial Day Gathering: Supporting Our Troops and Their Families

May 29, 2010


The United Workers Movement-NMI is sponsoring an event to recognize all men and women who serve or served in the United States Armed Forces and all of their parents and families members who support their service. The event will be held at American Memorial Park on May 31 from 4:00 -7:00 pm.

Rabby Syed said: "While Memorial Day is a day to honor members of the Armed Forces who have lost their lives serving the United States, we want to also recognize those who are living. There are many military men and women from the CNMI serving the U.S. overseas and in the reserves. Even the foreign workers have U.S. citizen children who serve in the military and their service should be recognized and celebrated."

The National Memorial Day Concert takes place every year on the mall at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC. The music and songs pay tribute to the men and women who sacrificed their lives for their country.

The "Supporting Our Troops and Their Families" event sponsored by the UWM-NMI will feature a singing contest where children will compete for prizes, trophies and certificates. Patriotic songs are encouraged, but the children are free to sing a song of their choice. The competition is divided by age groups: 6 to 9 year olds and 10 to 16 year olds.

The guest speakers will include Dr. John Griffin of the Northern Marianas College, Dr. Oden, veteran of Vietnam War, Park Ranger Nancy Kelchner, and Glen Hunter.

Mr. Syed said, “Those who feel that America is our home.should come and show our support to those who sacrificed for our nation's security.”

Those interested in joining in the singing contest should register by next Friday. For more information, call Rabby Syed at 285-3306, Ronnie Doca at 285-9255 or Jun Concillado at 287-0191.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Mr. Hunter's first name has only one "n" at the end.

Wendy said...

Thanks -Will correct this!