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Freedom Walks to Honor Military and 9/11 Victims

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. Croix's proposed route is from the Basin Triangle stoplight in Christiansted to the American Legion Hall (Gallows Bay).
The following are names of Virgin Islanders killed in these attacks or who 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. Points of contact for St Croix are the National Guard's Command Sgt. Major Eugenie Santos, 712-7751; Command Sgt. Major Charles David at 712-7766.
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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