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Wed Mar 27, 2019, 07:05 AM

Senator Gittens: Transfer Day is Important for All U.S. Virgin Islanders

CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Senate President Kenneth L. Gittens invites the community to attend the official commemoration of the 102nd transfer of the Danish West Indies to the United States at 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Capitol Building on St. Thomas.

Transfer Day is recognized each year on March 31 and marks the day in 1917 that the sale of the Danish West Indies to the United States was formalized.

The islands were purchased from Denmark by the U.S. for $25 million in gold.

The 1917 ceremony took place on the Charlotte Amalie Waterfront on the grounds of the Capitol Building, as will Sunday’s commemoration.

Read more: http://vifreepress.com/2019/03/senator-gittens-transfer-day-is-important-for-all-u-s-virgin-islanders/

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