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Roach Issues Message on Memorial Day

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In honor of Memorial Day, Lt. Gov. Tregenza Roach issued the following message:

“On this Memorial Day, we pause to remember our military service men and women whose lives were lost in the service of our great Nation. We remain forever indebted and show our gratitude for their valor and for their unwavering dedication to duty.”
“Service to our country through our armed forces is an honor and sacrifice that we must respect. In particular, our fallen Virgin Islands military service men and women are remembered in a special way because of their commitment to both our Nation and to this Territory.  Memorial Day duly reminds us of the importance of never forgetting our heroes and performing acts of service in their memory as well.”
“As we assemble on this day, which has profound and solemn meaning at ceremonies throughout the Territory, we pay homage especially to Omar A. DuParl and Emile E. White.  We praise their service and honor their sacrifice as proud Virgin Islanders whose legacy and military service will remain notable in the annals of our history.”
“While remembering our fallen heroes, I also remember and acknowledge those who still mourn the loss of their loved ones. They, too, have made sacrifices and bear the losses in the bosom of their families. I remain empathetic to these families who mourn, and I extend prayers for God’s grace, strength, and comfort to all. We remain grateful, steadfast, vigilant.”
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