This week we will mark two very important Holidays in our Territory. On Tuesday, July 3rd Virgin Islanders will celebrate Emancipation Day, which marks the uprising and overthrow of slavery in our Virgin Islands and proudly helped lead the way toward freedom for all. On Wednesday, July 4th we will also celebrate birth of our country and democracy in the United States. As proud Veterans, both Democratic Candidate for Governor Allison “Allie” Petrus and Democratic Candidate for Lieutenant Governor Sammuel “Sammy” Sanes, are incredibly grateful to celebrate both the 4th of July and Emancipation Day together with our fellow Virgin Islanders.

Listen to Allie’s Emancipation Day / 4th of July Message
Listen to Sammy’s Emancipation Day / 4th of July Message


As we enjoy both Holidays this week, please take a moment and remember the sacrifices that have been made by so many for all of us, so that we can enjoy our freedoms, and our democracy.

Wishing you and yours all the best. God Bless you, your families, our Virgin Islands, and the United States of America.