Cabras Marine Corporation (CMC) was ecstatic to celebrate Guam’s 78th Liberation Day parade after a two-year hiatus due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Liberation Day on the U.S. territory of Guam is an annual commemoration of the invasion by U.S. military forces on July 21, 1944, which ended the Japanese occupation that had begun in 1941. Beginning in 1945, it is Guam’s largest celebration. Governor Lou Leon Guerrero officially opened the parade to cheers and applause, stating that the parade was there to honor “our men and women in their sacrifices and their services to liberate our people 78 years ago.”
Special recognition to CMC’s very own Noel Semolava and his dedicated team who put forth their vision into constructing CMC’s float for the parade. His team worked diligently to create an impressive float depicting a tugboat onto a drydock. CMC apprentices were chosen to walk with our float throughout the parade and the positive energy they exerted towards spectators was an incredible representation of CMC. A huge special recognition to CMC’s Wayne Bigler and his “behind the scenes” team who coordinated every last bit of detail into CMC’s attendance for this years’ parade. They were able to secure CMC’s tent, coordinate food and beverage arrangements, a live band, etc. None of this event would have gone so perfectly without their vision and the tireless amount of hours put into preparation.