Nov. 8, 2002 Veterans Day ceremonies and parades are scheduled for Monday on St. Croix and St. Thomas.
The American Legion's Post 133, No. 102, and the V.I. Governor's Office of Veterans Affairs are hosting the events.
On St. Croix, ceremonies begin with a parade at the Claude O. Markoe Elementary School at 9:30 a.m. The parade will proceed down King Street and end at Buddhoe Park, where a program at the bandstand will start when the parade ends. Parade participants are asked to assemble at 8:30 a.m.
On St. Thomas, a parade begins at Addelita Cancryn Junior High School at 1 p.m., proceeding on Veterans Drive to Emancipation Garden, where the program at the bandstand will begin. Participants are asked to be at the parade start by noon.
Gov. Charles W. Turnbull, in his proclamation, noted that this year tribute is paid to the thousands of veterans in the U.S. Virgin Islands, who, "by their continued devotion to the highest ideals of citizenship, constitute a foundation of both strength and progress in the territory."
"The Virgin Islands community also joins in grateful thanks to the men and women of the Virgin Islands National Guard," the governor continued. "I urge the people of the Virgin Islands to remember the sacrifices and contributions of all those who served this Nation honorably in wartime to preserve our heritage of peace as the most profound reward, which we might bestow upon our veterans," Turnbull said.
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