Naval Base Guam to play national anthem on the Giant Voice system
SANTA RITA, Guam – Starting July 4, U.S. Naval Base Guam will begin playing the National Anthem on the broadcast system, commonly known as the Giant Voice.
It is a time-honored tradition to play the National Anthem while raising the U.S. flag on a military installation. This time is referred to as “Colors.” Currently, the anthem is played at the NBG headquarters each morning.
“This is a time to take a moment of our day to show respect for the U.S. flag and honor all the men and women who have fought to defend the freedoms we enjoy today,” said Capt. Andy Anderson, NBG commanding officer.
The national anthem and evening colors will be played at 8 a.m. and sunset daily, respectively, through the Giant Voice in the following areas: Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station Guam, South Finegayan housing, Flag Circle, I Puntan at Nimitz Hill, North and South Tipalao, Camp Covington, Apra View, Naval Magazine site (upper and lower), Lockwood Housing, U.S. Naval Hospital Guam, U.S. Coast Guard and Polaris Point.
Military personnel are required to stop, face the direction of the flag or sound and render a salute if in uniform. Those not in uniform should stand at attention. All vehicles on base must also come to a complete stop and wait for the music to end.