The newspaper quotes Senator Maria Pangelinan:
“The people of the commonwealth have not forgotten that it was the United States Seabees that led us toward modern day conveniences and provided the necessary infrastructure for our islands,” Pangelinan said.If I'm not mistaken, there already is a monument built to honor the Seabees who served here. It is on Tinian.
“In remembrance of the Seabees’ dedication to the islands of Saipan and Tinian, the people of the CNMI desire a monument to be built in their honor,” she added. “The lack of a memorial dedicated to the work of the United States Seabees constitutes a missing page in Saipan’s history.”
On a lonely stretch of road between the Tinian Airport and the old North Field stands a simple white memorial to the 107th Naval Construction Battalion. The monument memorializes the Seabees who lost their lives during the construction that took place there during World War II.Apparently the only thing we've forgotten is that we've already built them a monument...well, except for the people on Tinian who know about it (scroll down to the bottom for a photo of the monument).