Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. issued a proclamation in celebration of Thanksgiving as a time for family, thankfulness, community and remembering those members of the community who are less fortunate.
“Thanksgiving Day is recognized in the Virgin Islands, and around the United States, as a day when we, individually and as a community, take time to assess all of the blessings that surround us and to give thanks for all that has enhanced our lives and families and friends,” the governor’s proclamation states.
“Thanksgiving is a day when we also remember those who have less good fortune than us [sic], those that are in harm’s way in service and defense of their country, those who are enduring troubled times, and those unable to be with their family and friends.”
The Gov. Bryan also reminds all Government of the Virgin Islands employees that Friday, Nov. 29, is a regular working day, and all government offices will be open to the public.