Nov. 10, 2003
With tomorrow set aside to recognize veterans here on Guam, Sen. Bob
Klitzkie has introduced a measure that would rename Marine Drive to Marine
Corps Drive and rededicate the Marine Corps Drive on July 21 of next year,
the 60th anniversary of the liberation of Guam. Sen. Klitzkie introduced
the measure today, the 228th anniversary of the founding of the United
States Marine Corps.
The rededication act has three parts:
First, Public Works would create and post signs showing the new name
along Route 1 from the main gate of Naval Station, near the Chamorro Village
in Hagatna and near the main gate of Andersen Air Force Base.
Also, on the 60th Anniversary of the Liberation of Gum the Governor will
hold a ceremony to rededicate “Marine Corps Drive” to honor
the memory of those Marines, living and dead, who liberated Guam.
And effective date of the new name is July 21 of next year.
Although both names may used until January 2010, when "Marine Corps
Drive," only, shall be used.