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Brief: Governor Orders Flags at Half Staff Thursday

Sept. 18, 2007 — Gov. John deJongh Jr. has directed that flags on all public buildings in the territory be flown at half staff Thursday in memory of U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Gregory Rivera-Santiago, whose funeral will take place that day.
“This is a fitting tribute to a young Virgin Islander who gave his life in service to protect the rights and freedoms we enjoy each day,” deJongh said.
The governor, who was on hand to receive Rivera-Santiago’s body Monday afternoon, will attend the full military funeral as he joins a grateful community in expressing condolences to the fallen soldier’s family and friends.
Rivera-Santiago’s body will lay in repose at Government House on St. Croix from 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday before funeral services scheduled for 11:30 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Mount Pleasant. Interment will follow at Kingshill cemetery.
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Sept. 18, 2007 -- Gov. John deJongh Jr. has directed that flags on all public buildings in the territory be flown at half staff Thursday in memory of U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Gregory Rivera-Santiago, whose funeral will take place that day.
“This is a fitting tribute to a young Virgin Islander who gave his life in service to protect the rights and freedoms we enjoy each day,” deJongh said.
The governor, who was on hand to receive Rivera-Santiago’s body Monday afternoon, will attend the full military funeral as he joins a grateful community in expressing condolences to the fallen soldier’s family and friends.
Rivera-Santiago’s body will lay in repose at Government House on St. Croix from 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday before funeral services scheduled for 11:30 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Mount Pleasant. Interment will follow at Kingshill cemetery.
Back Talk Share your reaction to this news with other Source readers. Please include headline, your name and city and state/country or island where you reside.