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FYI from Lt. Gov. Vargrave A. Richards


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Lieutenant Governor Extends Liberty Day Greetings
Oct. 27, 2004 – Lieutenant Governor Vargrave A. Richards extends greetings to all on the 89th Anniversary of Liberty Day, honoring the renowned freedom advocate and labor movement pioneer David Hamilton Jackson.
"Each year as we celebrate and reflect on the significance of Liberty Day and the legacy of David Hamilton Jackson, I recall the tremendous sacrifices made to ensure freedom and a better quality of life for all Virgin Islanders," Lieutenant Governor Richards stated. "Despite these politically and fiscally challenging times, D. Hamilton Jackson's drive and vision represents hope for the future and reminds us that there is still much work to be accomplished."
The Lieutenant Governor encourages the public to join in Liberty Day activities this Monday in Grove Place, spearheaded by the Grove Place Action Committee, and to celebrate by sharing the ceremonial "Bull and Bread."
"Virgin Islanders over the decades have struggled to live by the tenacious and inspiring examples of men and women who have consistently placed the best interest of the people above their own, like D. Hamilton Jackson," Lieutenant Governor Richards said. "His dedicated sense of duty to his fellow men and his impeccable record of accomplishments led to considerable gains in the fight for Independence, freedom of the press, and the passing of the Organic Act of 1936, as well as other actions that greatly impacted the quality of life for the Territory."
The Lieutenant Governor wishes Virgin Islanders and visitors alike a memorable "Bull and Bread Day," and reminds all to continue Jackson's vision by exercising the right to vote on November 2nd.


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