Best $25 Million Spent By US Government — Happy 97st ‘Birthday’ to the US Virgin Islands

Trunk Bay March 2014 as pretty as it was on the first ‘Transfer Day’ 97 years ago photo courtesy of Palm Tree Charter

Today – March 31st – marks the 97th anniversary of the day the Danish government transferred the Virgin Islands to the United States officially making them the UNITED STATES Virgin Islands (USVI).  Around the USVI, each year the day which is officially referred to as Transfer Day, is marked by celebrations and lectures.

Looking back at the $25 million it cost to ‘buy’ the Virgin Islands it sure seems like a pretty good investment!
Here is an idea for next year’s Transfer Day: come to St John yourself to celebrate your islands!

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