We welcome the United States Virgin Islands to the Schools International Peace Quilt Project which brings the total of Countries now included to 201.
Sue Boland, President of the Rotary Club of St Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands gives us a description of images received.
“These drawings were done by 8 year old kids. It is interesting what they chose to represent our beautiful islands. The first drawing palm trees (we have many) a fisherman and fish (favourite pastime of many) also birds and goats (we have many) and of course white fluffy clouds and sun ( the sun shines most of the time)…”
“The second drawing has palm trees and sun but has also added a mocko jumbie (stilt walker of which we have many) also three boys playing steel pans (the islands favorite music makers are the steel pans) a house and in the bottom right corner a tourist basking in the sun (our primary industry is tourism – today we have eight cruise ships in port).
These kids are special for although life has not been fair for them – they are beautiful and happy getting the loving attention of the dedicated adults that take care of them on a daily basis.
The Boys and Girls Club is supported by our Rotary Club of St Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. I am delighted that you contacted me about the wonderful Int’l Peace Quilt project that you have been an instrumental part of. It is exciting and I am so pleased to have our United States Virgin Islands be a part of. The dream of peace throughout the world is something we have all prayed for over a life time – I hope the youth of the world can make it happen.”
Sue Boland, President of the Rotary Club of St Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
Thank you so much to Sue and all the kids involved, it is fantastic to receive your images of the islands and so join in the Int’l Peace Quilt project.
Virgin Islands (United States) Flag Meaning:
The letters V and I, on either side of the eagle stand for the Virgin Islands. The three arrows being held by the eagle symbolize St. Croix, St. Thomas and St. John; which are the three main islands that make up the U.S. Virgin Islands. The eagle holds the olive leaf in the other claw.The white base of the flag symbolizes purity, and the eagle is displayed with the shield of the United States on its chest.