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VETERANS DAY 2017: The Tributes Will Go On In St. Thomas and St. Croix … With A Special Dedication To Female Veterans In The Territory

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — As a part of the annual Veterans Day activities throughout the Virgin Islands, this year the V.I. Office of Veterans Affairs and American Legion District 10 will honor female veterans in the territory.

Maj. Kathleen Parris of the V.I. National Guard is being honored as the parade marshal and guest speaker on St. Croix.

On the island of St. Thomas, Sergeant First Class Laurel Maloon-Francis will be honored as the parade marshal, according to the release.

Serving as guest speaker on the island of St. Thomas will be former military spouse Monique Y. Ferrell, director of the Army Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention Program, according to the release.

Veterans Day parades in the territory are scheduled as follows:

  • Veterans Day Parade – 11 November 2017 at 9am on Frederiksted St. Croix
  • Veterans Day Parade – 11 November 2017 at 3pm on St. Thomas

Any visiting military or para-military organizations wishing to be a part of the parade in either district may do so by first contacting Veterans Affairs at (340) 774-8387.

If there are any further questions  call our St. Thomas office at (340) 774-VETS (8387).

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John McCarthy has been reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands since 1989. He is originally from Detroit, Michigan.

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