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U.S. Marine Corps Brig. Gen. Jason Woodworth, the commanding general of Marine Corps Installations West, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, poses for a photo with Philip Nguyen and Thu Ha Anders, volunteers for the Vietnamese culture display table, during a multi-cultural day celebration at the 11 area Marine Corps Exchange Food and Service Plaza Pavilion on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Aug. 30, 2023. Diversity Celebration Day was created to celebrate all of the Department of Defense approved observances that are recognized throughout the year. Woodworth is a native of Suffield, Connecticut. - U.S. Marine Corps Brig. Gen. Jason Woodworth, the commanding general of Marine Corps Installations West, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, poses for a photo with Philip Nguyen and Thu Ha Anders, volunteers for the Vietnamese culture display table, during a multi-cultural day celebration at the 11 area Marine Corps Exchange Food and Service Plaza Pavilion on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Aug. 30, 2023. Diversity Celebration Day was created to celebrate all of the Department of Defense approved observances that are recognized throughout the year. Woodworth is a native of Suffield, Connecticut.

Ms. Yoshikawa Yuumi, parliamentary vice-minister of foreign affairs from the Government of Japan, speaks at the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at the Sabånan Fadang Memorial on Marine Corps Base Camp Blaz, Guam, Jan. 25, 2023. During the ceremony Maj. Gen. Stephen E. Liszewski, Commanding General of Marine Corps Installations Pacific, presented the memorial to Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero, Guam Governor, to symbolize the transfer of the memorial to the people of Guam. While Camp Blaz will continue to care of the site, the memorial will be available for future, public access. The Sabånan Fadang Burial Site was constructed as part of the base’s commitment to preserving the rich cultural heritage of Guam. The monument has a dedicative plaque featuring a large engraving of a “trongkon nunu,” a banyan tree said to serve as a home for “taotaomo-na,” ancestral Chamoru spirits. The plaque is nestled between two ancient Chamoru lusongs, mortars used for pounding seeds or roots into processed food. - Ms. Yoshikawa Yuumi, parliamentary vice-minister of foreign affairs from the Government of Japan, speaks at the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at the Sabånan Fadang Memorial on Marine Corps Base Camp Blaz, Guam, Jan. 25, 2023. During the ceremony Maj. Gen. Stephen E. Liszewski, Commanding General of Marine Corps Installations Pacific, presented the memorial to Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero, Guam Governor, to symbolize the transfer of the memorial to the people of Guam. While Camp Blaz will continue to care of the site, the memorial will be available for future, public access. The Sabånan Fadang Burial Site was constructed as part of the base’s commitment to preserving the rich cultural heritage of Guam. The monument has a dedicative plaque featuring a large engraving of a “trongkon nunu,” a banyan tree said to serve as a home for “taotaomo-na,” ancestral Chamoru spirits. The plaque is nestled between two ancient Chamoru lusongs, mortars used for pounding seeds or roots into processed food.

A memorial at the Sabånan Fadang burial site displays a plaque and ancient CHamoru lusongs, mortars used for pounding or husking rice, on Marine Corps Base Camp Blaz, Guam Jan. 29, 2022. Four grave pits were initially found in 2020, with an additional three grave pits found during the construction of the monument between Oct. 29, 2021 and Nov. 2, 2021. the monument was proposed by the Guam State Historic Preservation office and supports MCB Camp Blaz's commitment to preserving and sharing the rich cultural heritage of Guam. - A memorial at the Sabånan Fadang burial site displays a plaque and ancient CHamoru lusongs, mortars used for pounding or husking rice, on Marine Corps Base Camp Blaz, Guam Jan. 29, 2022. Four grave pits were initially found in 2020, with an additional three grave pits found during the construction of the monument between Oct. 29, 2021 and Nov. 2, 2021. the monument was proposed by the Guam State Historic Preservation office and supports MCB Camp Blaz's commitment to preserving and sharing the rich cultural heritage of Guam.

U.S. Marine Corps Col. Christopher Bopp, the Marine Corps Base Camp Blaz commanding officer, left, poses for a photograph with Government of Guam officials and archaeologists with Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command Marianas during a cultural ritual at the Sabånan Fadang burial site on MCB Camp Blaz, Nov. 23, 2021. The burial site includes seven grave pits comprised of multiple individuals, with the final overall number of individuals still pending analysis. The ritual is the first of its kind as the ceremonies are typically held later, as required under Guam law, when monuments are erected for reburial ceremonies. - U.S. Marine Corps Col. Christopher Bopp, the Marine Corps Base Camp Blaz commanding officer, left, poses for a photograph with Government of Guam officials and archaeologists with Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command Marianas during a cultural ritual at the Sabånan Fadang burial site on MCB Camp Blaz, Nov. 23, 2021. The burial site includes seven grave pits comprised of multiple individuals, with the final overall number of individuals still pending analysis. The ritual is the first of its kind as the ceremonies are typically held later, as required under Guam law, when monuments are erected for reburial ceremonies.

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