We are Islanders, Micronesians to be precise. We came from the 4 states that made up the country of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM). We are Kosraeans! We are Yapese! We are Chuukese! And yes, we are Pohnpeians! We inherited, by our own accord, part of our own FSM preamble, “To make one nation of many islands, we respect the diversity of our cultures. Our differences enrich us. The seas bring us together, they do not separate us. Our islands sustain us, our island nation enlarges us and makes us stronger” to guide our path forward as we work together to protect and enhance the lives of our Micronesian brothers and sisters living and residing in the wonderful state of Washington. We are here to write our own story, a story deeply rooted and guided by our Micronesian Values. We are one with our neighbors, our adopted state of Washington, our adopted country of the USA, our adopted continent of the North America, and above all else, WE ARE ONE WITH OUR MOTHER EARTH.