For thousands of years, the Tarague (Talågi) archaeological sites have been a testament to ancient civilizations, inhabited until the late 17th century. In 1980-1981, the University of Guam and the Department of the Air Force unearthed one of these coastal villages.

Excavation revealed ancient pottery, over 3,000 years old, and the burial of two women. One woman faced the ocean, the other faced upwards, surrounded by pottery fragments and crafted seashells. Radiocarbon dating suggests

one woman lived 2,000 years ago. Another individual was unearthed some 50 feet away.

On March 23, 2024, the Guam State Historic Preservation Office and the U.S. Air Force held a reburial ceremony at this spot for these remains. We honor these three and their descendants by returning their remains to their original settlement. May this act reflect our respect, unity, and shared purpose in remembering their lives.