USVI to Celebrate Women Veterans and V.I.’s Eldest Veteran at June 10th Ceremony

Women in the Military (file photo)

For the first time, the governor will sign a proclamation designating June 12 as “Women Veterans Recognition Day” in the Virgin Islands.

This day will consist of a proclamation signing ceremony hosted by Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. and Lt. Gov. Tregenza Roach Esq. at Government House on St. Croix. The event will be held at 11:30 a.m., Friday, June 10. Wear business attire, please.

In addition to women veterans being celebrated, Government House will celebrate Abraham Hewitt Sr., who is the eldest veteran in the territory and will be celebrating 100 years of life on his next birthday, June 10.

Women veterans are asked to join attend the ceremony as Virgin Islanders celebrate such an auspicious occasion on their behalf. For planning purposes, all female veterans intending to attend this event should RSVP by calling the Office of Veterans Affairs in their island districts.

727-8387 or 8388 St. Thomas

727-8389 or 8390 St. Croix

Those women veterans from the St. Thomas-St. John District who plan to attend, should contact Mrs. Gordon at 727-8390 as soon as possible. Space is limited and will be confirmed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Veterans can get up-to-date information on the Office of Veterans Affairs website at by calling the office at 774-8387 or by texting the word VIVets (no spaces) to 888-652-8387.