Saipan Memorial Day Singers!


















Some winners of the Memorial Day singing contest (10 years and above category) pictured with Ronnie Doca and Rabby Syed are 1st place winner, Mary Antoinette Alovera; 2nd place winner, Erika Faye Tubera ; and 3rd place winner, Jennifer Kate Perena. Photos by Esperanza David and Jun Concillado ©2010

June 1, 1010

“These loyal American all died believing that you and I and everyone living on these islands are equal not only in God’s sight but that we should treat each other as equals as well.” Dr. Gene Sylvester Eagle-Oden

Foreign contract workers commemorated Memorial Day with guest speakers and a singing contest at the American Memorial Park. The event was sponsored by the United Workers Movement-NMI.

Coca-Cola and Dollar Days sponsored the event. The judges were NMC instructor Frank Sobolewski, Ernie Molina, Nancy Kelchner and Walden Q. Beri. All participants receive certificates and division winners also received trophies.

From the Marianas Variety:
Dr. Gene Sylvester Eagle-Oden, Glushko Academy of Performing Arts president, said the American Constitution was born on the dream of equality for all men.

“These loyal American all died believing that you and I and everyone living on these islands are equal not only in God’s sight but that we should treat each other as equals as well,” he said.

The other speakers were Northern Marianas College business department chairman Dr. John Griffin and Park Ranger Nancy Kelchner.

Rabby Syed, United Workers Movement president, said the competition showed the “American spirit” of the children.

The division 1 winners were Patreisha Mae Concillado, first place; Breanna Laureen Olayres, second; and Farzana Syed, third.

Mary Antoinette Alovera topped division 2. Erica Faye Tubera placed second while Josefine Kate Perena finished third.
The other contestants were Marchie Lynn Sayas, Ryan Ali Bhuiyan, Mikee Campo, Dyan Hermogenes, Anabelle Manzo, Abigail Nasangas, Judy Sanchez, and Roma Syed.










4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great job!

Anonymous said...

The speeches about the sacrifice of the military men and women were inspiring. The children were wonderful!

Anonymous said...

"These loyal American all died believing that you and I and everyone living on these islands are equal not only in God’s sight but that we should treat each other as equals as well.” Dr. Gene Sylvester Eagle-Oden"

I am a local. I don't get my insurance paid, I don't get lodging and utilities paid. I get the same wage as the contract workers who work with me.
Would my daughter have been allowed to participate in the contest?
How do I get my status improved?

Anonymous said...

Noni 1:37

Yes, your daughter could have been in the contest. All children were invited to join hrough the press.

Your complaint that your don't get insurance paid needs to be told to your guv, Uncle Ben. He wrote the labor law. Don't worry none of OCWS get lodging, or utilities paid anymore. And most of us pay our own medical because crooked bosses won't.

Anyone who complains because people gather to celebrate a day to remember those who died to defend our freedoms has a real problem.