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Gov. Mapp Wishes All The Fathers In The Territory A Happy Father’s Day

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         Gov. Kenneth Mapp
CHRISTIANSTED — Gov. Kenneth Mapp said he wished “all of the fathers and grandfathers of the Virgin Islands a Happy Father’s Day” on Sunday.
Mapp said that “families are the cornerstone of any community and fathers play a vital role in developing healthy, happy and productive youth in our territory.”
“I would like to thank the fathers across our territory who work tirelessly to provide for their families and those fathers who understand the importance of education,” Mapp said. “Further, our entire community benefits from the fathers who teach their children to be good citizens.”
Mapp encouraged all Virgin Islanders to take some time on Sunday to meditate on the value of building a strong family, share family stories and reflect on memories of our fathers that are no longer with us.
“I would also like to extend a special Father’s Day greeting to those fathers who make the ultimate sacrifice not only for their own families, but for all families, by serving in the military to protect all of our freedoms,” the governor said. “Enjoy your day and have a Happy Father’s Day!”
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John McCarthy

John McCarthy

John McCarthy has been reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Caribbean region since 1989. John's articles have appeared in the BVI Beacon, St. Croix Avis, San Juan Star and Virgin Islands Daily News. He is originally from Detroit, Michigan.

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