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'It is the Solider, Not the Poet That Gives You Freedom of Speech': USVI Joins U.S. in Remembering Fallen…

Kyle Murphy | June 01, 2021

The U.S. Virgin Islands joined the United States in observing Memorial Day Monday by hosting three simultaneous ceremonies on St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix, in remembrance of all military members that have passed away.  A brief history of Memorial Day was detailed in a booklet provided to event attendees. It described the first holiday remembering fallen soldiers, when it was called Decoration Day. People decorated the graves of fallen soldiers by placing flowers on them in May of 1868, after the civil war at the Arlington National Cemetery in Washington D.C.  In 1971, Memorial Day was declared a national holiday, placed on the last Monday in May and expanded to honor soldiers who died in all American wars. In 2000 “The National Moment of Remembrance Act” was passed, which encourages all Americans to stop what they are doing at 3:00…

Muslim Community Marches in Christiansted Town in…

Kia Griffith | May 27, 2021

Last updated at 6:06 a.m. Friday, May 28, 2021. ST. CROIX — “Free, free Palestine! From the river to…

'He Died Waiting': Grieving Widow Says Dept. of Labor…

Ernice Gilbert | May 03, 2021

ST. CROIX — Jason Connor had struggled for years with his health even as he continued to provide for…

Happy Valentine's: An Evening of Conscious Love Sounds…

Kia Griffith | February 14, 2021

Local artists Kenya Eugene and Francillia filled the audience at Serenity's Nest, a facility owned by…