The Office of Veterans Affairs commemorated Patriot Day on Sunday, a remembrance of the victims of the terror attacks of September 11, 2001, with a parade and ceremony in Christiansted, St. Croix.
“Today, we gather to remember the victims of that fateful day 21 years ago, some of whom were Virgin Islanders, and to honor the many courageous men and women who bravely and selflessly risked their lives and their health and safety on that day to save the lives of so many others,” Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. said in a statement Sunday night.
“We also honor the service and sacrifices made by our service men and women who defended our nation in the global war on terror and those who continue to serve in defense of our democratic principles and values,” said Bryan.
Bryan’s statement Sunday followed a weekend of activities honoring Virgin Islands servicemembers and first responders.
On Saturday, the governor met with the chief of the National Guard Bureau, Gen. Daniel Hokanson.