The Latte of Freedom is a a huge 60-feet high structure
in Adelup shaped like and representing a latte stone. The Latte
of Freedom can be seen from flights coming into Guam. It serves
as an observation deck where visitors can take in the views of Guam's
western coast. A plaque located next to the structure explains
the history of the Latte of Freedom. The Latte of Freedom
symbolizes the very proud heritage of the Chamorro people and the
Transcript on the Latte of Freedom Plaque
In commemoration of the 200th birthday of the United States of America in 1976, Governor Ricardo J. Bordallo launched a bicentennial project to celebrate the American
freedoms and the proud heritage of the Guamanian people. The latte, the handiwork of the ancient Chamorros, gave rise to Governor Bordallo's vision for the Latte of Freedom.
As the Statue of Liberty welcomes visitors to America's eastern shores, Governor Bordallo envisioned the Latte of Freedom rising above Guam as a welcoming symbol of
American freedom in the Western Pacific. And just as the children of America donated their pennies to erect the Statue of Liberty, Guam's school children raised thousands of dollars to
make the first donation to build the Latte of Freedom.
Today, we welcome you to the Latte of Freedom, a gift from the people of Guam to freedom lovers everywhere.
In memory of Governor Joseph Flores and First Lady Angela Flores.