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Brief: Flags to Fly at Half Staff on Memorial Day

May 25, 2007 — Gov. John P. deJongh Jr. has directed that all flags be flown at half staff on Monday from sunrise to 12 noon, according to a Government House news release.
A proclamation by President George W. Bush calls on residents across the United States, its territories and possessions "to join in honoring the memory of the lives that have been lost in defense of our freedom," the news release said.
Ceremonies are set in both island districts to mark Memorial Day 2007. On St. Thomas, the Office of Veterans Affairs and the American Legion Patrick U. George Post 90 will host the day’s activities, which include a wreath-laying and flag-raising ceremony at 9 a.m. at Western Cemetery One. From there a procession will head up Main Street and across Veterans Drive to the Coast Guard dock for a seaside ceremony and casting of a wreath. A Memorial Day program will take place at Emancipation Garden at 11 a.m.
The Memorial Day observance on St. Croix will begin at 9:30 a.m. Monday with a procession from Bassin Triangle to the Christiansted Cemetery. There a special graveside tribute will take place, followed by a seaside ceremony at Christiansted Wharf. The Memorial Day program on St. Croix will follow, and will feature musical selections, remarks by officials, a roll call of deceased veterans and the playing of “Taps.”

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May 25, 2007 -- Gov. John P. deJongh Jr. has directed that all flags be flown at half staff on Monday from sunrise to 12 noon, according to a Government House news release.
A proclamation by President George W. Bush calls on residents across the United States, its territories and possessions "to join in honoring the memory of the lives that have been lost in defense of our freedom," the news release said.
Ceremonies are set in both island districts to mark Memorial Day 2007. On St. Thomas, the Office of Veterans Affairs and the American Legion Patrick U. George Post 90 will host the day’s activities, which include a wreath-laying and flag-raising ceremony at 9 a.m. at Western Cemetery One. From there a procession will head up Main Street and across Veterans Drive to the Coast Guard dock for a seaside ceremony and casting of a wreath. A Memorial Day program will take place at Emancipation Garden at 11 a.m.
The Memorial Day observance on St. Croix will begin at 9:30 a.m. Monday with a procession from Bassin Triangle to the Christiansted Cemetery. There a special graveside tribute will take place, followed by a seaside ceremony at Christiansted Wharf. The Memorial Day program on St. Croix will follow, and will feature musical selections, remarks by officials, a roll call of deceased veterans and the playing of “Taps.”