The Images of My Dreams by J.L. Quenga
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DESCRIPTION OF THE FLAG'S SYMBOLS:
The shape of the seal is that of a Chamorro sling stone used as
a weapon for warfare and hunting. The sling stone was quarried from basalt
and coral. The Coconut Tree, growing in unfertile sand, symbolizes
self-sustanance and determination to grow and survive under any circumstance,
with its fronds open to the sky -- defies the elements to bend its will.
Its bent trunk attests to a people which have been tested by famine, natural
calamities, genocide and foreign wars but have continued to endure as a race.
The Flying Proa, a seagoing craft built by the Chamorro people, which was
fast and agile in the water required great skill to build and sail. The
spanish marveled at the grace and speed of the proa which typifies the
courage and freedom of the ancient Chamorroes to fearlessly navigate and trade with islands thousands of miles from Guam. The River channel, where fresh water rush out to interact with the ocean, symbolizes a willingness to share the resources of the land with others. The permanence of the land mass of Hila'an in the background demonstrates the Chamorro's commitment to their homeland and environment, be it sea or land. Also in the background, "Two Lover's Point" juts majestically into the endless waters of the sea, protraying the people's faithful commitment to passing their proud heritage, culture, and language to the endless sea of future generations.
GUAM or GUAHAN means "we have" is the home ("Tano Y Chamorro") of the Mannamoros or Chamorro people. A red stripe surrounding the Guam Seal representing the blood shed by its people during World War II and Spanish occupation. A field of Blue represents Guam's unity with the sea and sky.(Flag and background image downloaded from www.ns.gov.gu)
Authored by: J. L. Quenga
Date Created/Last Modified: June 11, 2003
Contact Information: J. L. Quenga