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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

John McCarthy

John McCarthy is primarily known for his investigative reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands. A series of reports beginning in the 1990's revealed that there was everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling. Another report, following Hurricane Hugo in 1989, cited a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) confidential overview that said that over 40 percent of the U.S. Virgin Islands public lives below the poverty line. The Virgin Islands Free Press is the only Caribbean news source to regularly incorporate the findings of U.S. Freedom of Information Act requests. John's articles have appeared in the BVI Beacon, St. Croix Avis, San Juan Star and Virgin Islands Daily News. He is the former news director of WSVI-TV Channel 8 on St. Croix.

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