Virgin Islanders Honor Gold Star Mothers and Families

The last Sunday of September each year is designated as Gold Star Mother’s Day throughout the United States of America and its territories. It is a day when citizens pause to recognize and honor those who have lost a son or daughter while they were serving the country as part the U.S. Armed Forces.
Sandra Benjamin, Survivor Outreach Services coordinator in conjunction with the American Legion District 10 have organized events in the St. Thomas-St. John and the St. Croix Districts to allow Virgin Islanders to recognize and honor V.I. parents and families that have endured such a loss.
Gold Star parents and families were invited to join the Survivor Outreach Services and the American Legion for a recognition ceremony in their honor the morning of Saturday, Sept. 24. at the Lieutenant Colonel Lionel A. Jackson Armoryon, St. Croix
Gold Star parents and families were invited to join the Survivor Outreach Services and the American Legion for a recognition ceremony in their honor the afternoon of Sunday, Sept. 25, at the Patrick U. George American Legion Hall.
For more information, contact Sandra Benjamin at 774-7033 or [email protected] or https://www.facebook.com/SandraSCVI.
Additional information can be obtained by calling the V.I. Office of Veterans Affairs at 773-VETS on St. Croix or 774-VETS on St. Thomas-St. John.
 

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