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House Proceeding on Jul 14th, 2009 :: 0:22:00 to 0:27:20
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Madeleine Z. Bordallo

0:21:56 to 0:22:17( Edit History Discussion )

Madeleine Z. Bordallo: majority. so i urge support for the broadcasting freedom amendment, join us in embracing freedom on the airwaves of america and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. the chair now recognizes the gentlelady from guam, ms. bordallo, for five minutes.

Madeleine Z. Bordallo

0:22:00 to 0:27:20( Edit History Discussion )
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Madeleine Z. Bordallo

0:22:41 to 0:23:03( Edit History Discussion )

Madeleine Z. Bordallo: chapter that too few americans know. early this morning, congressman sablan and i were joined by the honorable david heys, departmentity secretary of the interior, major general donald goldhorn, former congressman ben bloss, and congressman joe wilson. and friends of guam in laying a wreath at the tomb of the

Madeleine Z. Bordallo

0:23:04 to 0:23:25( Edit History Discussion )

Madeleine Z. Bordallo: unknown soldier in arlington. we honored the soldiers, the sailors, the marines, the coast guardmen and airmen, who participated in the battle in the liberation of guam and the northern marianas during world war ii. our ceremony also honored the liberated, the indigenous people of guam, who remain steadfast in

Madeleine Z. Bordallo

0:23:26 to 0:23:46( Edit History Discussion )

Madeleine Z. Bordallo: their loyalty to the united states during the war and who endured enemy occupation. tuesday, july 21, 2009, marks the 65th anniversary of the liberation of graham. guam was attacked by the imperial japanese forces on december 8, 1941, at the same time that pearl harbor, hawaii,

Madeleine Z. Bordallo

0:23:47 to 0:24:07( Edit History Discussion )

Madeleine Z. Bordallo: was attacked. the different dates owing to the international date line. guam was the imperial japanese forces on deceer 10, 1941, and occupied until liberation on july 21, 1944. the story of the people of guam and the campaign to liberate

Madeleine Z. Bordallo

0:24:08 to 0:24:29( Edit History Discussion )

Madeleine Z. Bordallo: them from occupation is an american story of courage and sacrifice. it is an important part of american history and one of pride in determining -- and determination in face of overwhelming obstacles, constructed by the japanese war machine in the form of forced labor, forced marches, internment and public

Madeleine Z. Bordallo

0:24:30 to 0:24:52( Edit History Discussion )

Madeleine Z. Bordallo: executions. and a true test of loyalty, a test that had not been asked but for a very few civilian communities under the american flag in the 20th century. so i come to the floor today to bring honor to the indigenous people who were occupied and to the servicemen who liberated them. the liberation of guam from enemy occupation during world

Madeleine Z. Bordallo

0:24:53 to 0:25:13( Edit History Discussion )

Madeleine Z. Bordallo: war ii marked a pivotal point in guam's history and was a key battle for the allied forces in ending the war in the pacific. the liberation of guam by the united states armed forces there the imperial japanese empire allowed for the first time the installation of airbases that would house land-based aerial bombers, putting them in reach

Madeleine Z. Bordallo

0:25:14 to 0:25:35( Edit History Discussion )

Madeleine Z. Bordallo: of the main island of japan. the air offenses launched from the marianas islands were effective in sub duing the japanese war effort, bringing the war to an end and saving the lives of many. prior to the japanese invasion, guam armed forces consisted of 153 marines, 271 u.s. navy

Madeleine Z. Bordallo

0:25:36 to 0:25:56( Edit History Discussion )

Madeleine Z. Bordallo: personnel, 134 civilian construction workers and 247 camorro members of the guard. it protects the community and guam during the invasion. during imperial japanese forces attempted to turn the chamorro people against the united

Madeleine Z. Bordallo

0:25:57 to 0:26:17( Edit History Discussion )

Madeleine Z. Bordallo: states, but the chamorro people remained steadfastly loyal to the united states through the 32-month occupation. on the eve of the american landings on the island in 1944, all 22,000 chamorro inhabitants of guam were forced to march to locations to be interned in concentration camps to maintain

Madeleine Z. Bordallo

0:26:18 to 0:26:40( Edit History Discussion )

Madeleine Z. Bordallo: control of the population in fearf an uprising. this is a true american courage and true american sty. the chamorro people of guam were loyal americans at the time and it was the first time that a foreign power invaded u.s. soil since the war of 1812. despite fear of their captors

Madeleine Z. Bordallo

0:26:41 to 0:27:03( Edit History Discussion )

Madeleine Z. Bordallo: and their will, the chamorro people remain steadfast in their loyalty and were brave in providing aid to the american soldiers hiding from the enemy capture. these acts of courage were punishable by death. some experienced horrific events, massacres where japanese soldiers hearded families into caves and threw hand grenades

Madeleine Z. Bordallo

0:27:04 to 0:27:22( Edit History Discussion )

Madeleine Z. Bordallo: and delivered small armed fire until dozens lay dead. their loyay put to the extreme test of sacrific so, as we approach liberation day next week on guam, we remember our elders who lived through the occupation and also the several thousand members of

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