Thank you, Mr. Floyd for that remarkable story about Thomas David Parham Jr. As Adjutant of the American Legion Post 131 on St John, I welcome those historical facts about our brave men in uniform from the Virgin Islands who served so proudly. Your story is inspiring and thoughtful, as you have demonstrated to all of us veterans and the people of the Virgin Islands that we have a proud history of patriotism and valor.
Today, as we get closer and closer to Memorial Day, we have to remember those heroes who have made our life of freedom more real. I salute you and all the great works of Captain Parham. History has shown us that we have not been forthright in our recognition of true heroes. The color of ones skin or birthright can never change the fact that among us are true heroes, people who have served our country well even in the face of social adversity. I commend your remembrance of Capt. Parham and please know that he will be in our prayers and thoughts as we commemorate the up-coming Memorial Day.
For all our comrades who have fallen as heroes.
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