ST. THOMAS, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS – Governor Kenneth E. Mapp has proclaimed March 26th to the 31st, 2017 as Centennial Week in the U.S. Virgin Islands in observance of the 100th anniversary of the transfer of the Danish West Indies to the United States of America.
In an official proclamation signed Wednesday, Governor Mapp called on Virgin Islanders to join in commemorating this important milestone.
“To observe this auspicious event, I call on all churches throughout the Territory to ring their bells at 4:00 p.m. on March 31, 2017, the exact hour of transfer of our beloved islands one hundred years ago, to give thanks to Almighty God for His blessings, continued countenance and grace in the future,” the Governor wrote. “I further call upon all residents and community organizations in the Territory to join with me to pay tribute to all who struggled and worked to build the Virgin Islands during the last 100 years, and the historic importance of this 100th anniversary and the future of the Territory.”
Visit the V.I. Centennial Commission website for more information on events and activities related to Centennial Week.
Read the entire proclamation here.