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V.I. Conducting America Supports You Freedom Walk

Sept. 4, 2008 – The Virgin Island National Guard in conjunction with the V.I. Office of Veterans Affairs and the American Legion District No. 10, will participate in the nationwide America Supports You Freedom Walk to remember 9-11 victims and honor military, past and present, who protect America's freedom.
The community is invited to come out and join these military affiliated agencies by registering at any island start point on the day of the Freedom Walk. Registration begins one hour prior to the event's start time.
On St. Croix and St. John, the events are scheduled for 9 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 11.
St. John's route is from the V.I. National Park to the Cruz Bay area and back to the National Park.
The following are names of Virgin Islanders killed in these attacks, or were related to Virgin Islanders: U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Maudlyn A. White, (Pentagon); Christian Maltby, (World Trade Center); William Henry Jr. (Firefighter at the World Trade Center); and Chris Kirby, (Construction Worker at the World Trade Center).
The V.I. Office of Veterans Affairs will provide free T-shirts to the first 25 participants to register at each site. All other participants are asked to wear comfortable walking attire. All members of the community are welcomed to participate in this walk.
We ask that anyone who was directly affected by the event share his or her story. Point of contact on the island of St. John, Harry Daniels can be reached for information on the freedom walk at 514-9114.
For further information the Web site can be accessed at
http://www.americasupportsyou.mil/FreedomWalk/ and for the September 11 memorial go to http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2001/memorial/people/1644.html

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