2013 Guam Liberation Day Event Listings

The Gerard Aflague Collection, Guam’s premier online store for over 600 Guam and island-themed products, is publishing the 2013 Guam Liberation Day Events across the world. This may not be an all inclusive list.

If you want to add your event to be listed here, please email us at gerard.v.aflague@gmail.com. Events are added within 24 hours.

The information on this page may change at the discretion of the event coordinators themselves. We suggest that you contact the appropriate individuals below for details concerning each event.

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California – Port Hueneme 5th Annual Chamorro Celebration of Guam’s Liberation
Date:
July 20, 2013, Saturday – 10:00 am-6:00 pm
Location: Bolles Field Park, Building 1401, 1000 23rd Ave., Port Hueneme, CA 93043
Place: Naval Base Ventura County
Cost: Monetary donations are greatly appreciated at entrance.
Note: Games for children and adults, Guam memorabillia, arts & craft display, entertainment & camaraderie. Entertainment by Pacific Legends, Joe Taimanglo Jr., Pete Arceo, Phil Dejapa, Island Rain, and dance groups.
Contacts: Pete and Marian Arceo – 805-485-0912; Carl and Cindy Aguon – 805.263.0525; and Linda Alig – 805.469.9861

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California – San Diego
10th Annual Guam Liberation Celebration
Date:
July 20th, 2013 –  9am-4pm
Location: 2400 Admiral Baker Rd #3604, San Diego, California
Cost: Free
Important: No pets or glass allowed on premises. Bring food and water.
Contact: GuamLiberation@gmail.com

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California – Ventura
5th Annual Guam Liberation

Date:  July 20th, 2013
Location: Bolles Field Park, Building 1401
1000 23rd Ave, Port Hueneme, CA 93043
Time: 10am-6pm
Cost: Monetary donations are greatly appreciated at Entrance
Entertainment: Will be provided.

POC:
Pete and Marian Arcea 805-485-0912
Jaime and Vanessa Arroyo 805-485-0912
Carl and Cindy Aguon 805-263-0525

Base Access List
Greg Gamboa 805-276-5879

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California – Yuba City
Date:
July 13th, 2013 – 1pm to 8pm
Location: St Isadore’s Church, 222S., Clark Avenue, Yuba City, CA 95991
Contact: yubasutterchamorroclub@hotmail.com

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Georgia, Ft Benning – For all Georgia and Alabama interested attendees
Date: July 13, 2013 – 12:00pm -6pm
Location: Uchee Creek Army Campgrounds
7 Uchee Creek Rd, Fort Mitchell, Alabama
Contact: Dee Crisostomo – (706) 601-9622 – crisostomo252@hotmail.com; Larry Mendiola – (209) 613-4489; or Frank Fegurgur – (706) 570-1005

Note: You may bring a dish, but one is not required. If going through the Army base, you will need a driver’s license and registration, and proof of insurance. If one is interested in camping on the grounds, early reservations must be made (and a military identification is required) by calling the Uchee Creek Army Campgrounds Morale Welfare and Recreation center (http://uchee.benningmwr.com), or call 706-685-3060, extension 200, 201, or 202. There is also military lodging on base.  Hotels are also available in the outskirts of the campgrounds. Alcohol not provided, however it is allowed on the campgrounds. You are welcomed to bring your own drinks and/or alcohol. ##This listing was verified on May 16, 2013 with the contact person for this event.

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Hawaii, Oahu
Hafa Adai Club of Hawaii (HACH)
Date:
Saturday, August 10, 2013 – 12:00 – 5:00 pm
Location: Huey Park at Wheeler Army Airfield Base, Wahiawa OAHU
Chamorro style Potluck, Entertainment, Music, Band, Guam Arts & Crafts, Games & Raffles.
Contact: 671moon@gmail.com

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North Carolina – Fort Bragg (Open to all interested persons)
Date: July 20, 2013 – 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm (Tables open at 12 noon)
Location: Woodland Park (794 Armistead St.) Ft Bragg/Pope, NC
Contact: George Carr – 910.868.3453 or email alii@nc.rr.com

Important: Non-military personnel must enter through All-American Processing point. 17+yrs must have valid photo ID to gain access into Ft Bragg. For food donations, please contact George Carr (food preparation will be done the night before the event at the residence of George and Rocky Carr – 5551 Hedrick Dr, Fayetteville, North Carolina) – Volunteers are welcomed for preparation night. You are encouraged to bring your tents and chairs.  If you would like to bring a prepared dish, bring it directly to the event. Beer may be brought into the event location, however, glass containers are prohibited. Hotel accommodations (Fairfield Inn, Holiday Express, Embassy Suites, Comfort Inn, etc.) are available close to the event. Make reservations early. ##This listing was verified on May 16, 2013 with the contact person for this event.

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Ohio – Fairborn
Date: Saturday, July 20,2013 – 1:00 pm to dusk
Where: Fairborn , Ohio Community Park
Contact:  Timothy Meno
Phone 937-305-5366 or email at timothy.meno@hotmail.com
Notice: Bring any local Guam food. Contact Timothy if you are unsure what to bring. Attendance is currently between 70-100 people.
##This listing was verified on May 16, 2013 with the contact person for this event.

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Copperas Cove, Texas
Date:
  July 20th, 2013
Location: Copperas Cove Civic Center
1206 W Ave B
Copperas Cove, Texas 76522
Time: 11am

Point of Contacts
Chairman – Joseph Ada 254.200.0289
Entertainment – Zina Sarrosa 254.200.0029
Raffle Ticket – Roy Fowler 512.250.3175
Vendor – Leah Mantanona 254.238.7519
Food Committee – Tony Lujan 254.699.0485

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Texas – San Antonio
Date: July 13th, 2013, Saturday – 11am-6pm
Location: Comanche Park #2, 2600 Rigsby Ave., San Antonio, TX 78222
Contact: Danny San Nicolas at 210-865-2938, or Mike Aquino at 210-863-8329
Fiesta Type: Potluck
Note: For those coming from outside of San Antonio, we ask that you just bring drinks or what you desire. For those that would like to donate any food items please contact Danny San Nicolas at the above number, or contact Rose Aquino at 210-862-8324. Beer is allowed at this park, however, glass containers are prohibited. Entertainment, prizes, and a raffle will be held.
##This listing was verified on May 30, 2013 with the contact person for this event.

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Virginia – Alexandria

Date: Saturday, July 20, 2013, 12:00pm – 7:00p
Location: US Coast Guard TISCOM Park, 7323 Telegraph Road, Alexandria, VA  22315
Point of Contact: 2013 Liberation Picnic Chairperson is Charlie Gulac (703) 323-6694; assisted by Teresita Guevara Smith; Benny Taitague; and  a whole team of Guam Society Members who are focused on making this a fantastic event for all who attend.

What (to Bring):  This is a pot luck event.  Bring a dish/dessert to share & one 2-liter bottle of soda.  Note that beer will be provided. Please DO NOT BRING outside alcoholic beverages to the event – the installation/base is enforcing its ‘No Outside Alcoholic Beverages’ policy for these type of events.

– If you’re bringing meats to BBQ, please arrive not later than 10:00am – Please note for health reasons, do not bring meat that has been marinated and set aside for more than 12 hours prior to the event.
– Do bring your picnic chairs, tables, canopies – and most of all your cameras.
– DO RSVP to get access to the Base/Installation – RSVPs must be received by Monday, July 15, 2013 – simply send an email to info@guamsociety.org with the names of those who will be attending.  We may be limited this year in how many guests are allowed to enter the facility – so please RSVP soonest.

ENTERTAINMENT:
– The year, the Guam Society is proud to have several cultural performances lined up for your entertainment:
– The Kutturan Chamoru Foundation performers (from California) will be performing as they have done so every year for the past several years – performing Ancient Chamoru and Spanish Period dances from our rich cultural heritage
– D Island Tropics (from California)
– Isa Pasifika Dancers (Washington, DC)
– The Rosario Family Dancers (Edgewood, MD)
– Music will be provided by the Tropic Sounds Band with band members from the Guam Society of America

ACTIVITIES:
– Volleyball – come out with a team or put together a 4-man team for 4-on-4 Volleyball Play
– Children’s Games/Activities
– Presentation of the 2013 Guam Society of America Scholarship Recipients
– 50/50 Raffle
– Prize Raffle
– Meet with relatives and friends — the Liberation Picnic is a great time for impromptu reunions – you’ll just never know who you’ll meet up with at the event.
– Vendors are welcomed to attend – please coordinate with Terri Smith (teresita.smith@dodiis.mil); note:  no sale of large food plates; however island specialties like doughnuts, empanadas, pastit, donne dinanche, snow cones, are just fine – but please check with Terri first.  There is no fee for vendors; however, the Guam Society does ask that vendors donate a gift/item of at least $25 to be sued for the Liberation Picnic raffle.  All booths will be set up in one location – again, see Terri Smith for placement/location.
IF YOU HAVE NOT RENEWED YOUR 2013 GUAM SOCIETY MEMBERSHIP – TAKE THE OPPORTUNITY TO RENEW IT AT THE PICNIC.  THE GUAM SOCIETY WELCOMES ALL NEWCOMERS TO OUR EVENT AND WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO JOIN THE SOCIETY AND BE A PART OF THE OLDEST GUAM CLUB/ORGANIZATION IN THE CONTINENTAL UNITED STATES.
Directions to US Coast Guard TISCOM Park, 7323 Telegraph Road, Alexandria, VA. 22315.

From I-495 in Virginia (DC Beltway), Take Exit 176 to Telegraph Rd. South –about 4.4 miles; Turn left into Coast Guard Base –park is on left. 

From the South, take I-95 North and exit at 166A to Ft. Belvoir.  Take the Telegraph Road Exit, turn left at the light and go 3.5 miles north, park is on the right.

NOTE:  Due to security requirements  for entrance, attendees will need a photo ID, drivers of vehicles will need proof of insurance in case vehicles get randomly inspected.

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Virginia – Hopewell
Motto: Stories of Courage and Faith
Date: July 13th, 2013, Saturday – Begins at 12 noon. No end time established.
Location: CRYSTAL LAKE PARK, 3502 RIVER RD, HOPEWELL, VA 23860
Fiesta Type: Potluck (Please bring a side dish, water, soda, beer and wine to share).
Other notes: Games, door prizes, entertainment, fun, and music will be provided. Dancing encouraged.
Music: Maryland’s “Pacific Islanders” Band
Party Preparation: Anyone donating BBQ meats may drop off food items by Friday, 8:00 pm, July 12, 2013 at Joe and Mary O’s residence at 551 Briarwood Circle, Hopewell, VA.
Contact: islanderseastcoast@gmail.com or call Barbara Kelly at 804-720-6494, or Rose Aguigui at 407-916-9489
##This listing was updated on June 25, 2013 with the contact person for this event. Venue location changed as reflected above.

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Washington, Bremerton
Guam Liberation Day 69th Anniversary Dinner Dance
Date: July 20, 2013 – 5:30 pm – Midnight
Location: Sons of Norway, 1018 18th St, Bremerton,Wa  98337
Note: This is an all adult event. Minimum entry age is 21.
Contact: Mercie S. Jesus at 360-876-1174 (Public Affairs Officer) or
President, Guamanian Club of Bremerton and Vicinity (GCBV), Manny A. Flores, 360-874-0565, or email him at mfloresis@wavecable.com.
##This listing was verified on May 16, 2013 with the contact person for this event.

Note: Call Mercie or Manny for tickets, or pay at the door. Tickets are limited as there is a 300 capacity limit. Tickets are $18 advance, and $20 at the door.  Cash and checks (from local banks) are accepted. ##This listing was verified on May 16, 2013 with the contact person for this event.

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