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Rebild Life Member Peter Flinch arranged an optional visit to the beautiful training ship Skoleskibet Danmark in port in Frederiksted. an Rebild National Park Society members gathered on beautiful St. Croix for the 2017 Membership Meeting & Centennial Celebrations of the U.S. Virgin Islands nu al me eti ng Sunshine, blue skies, turquoise waters, white beaches, quaint 20 towns & the waves crashing outside your window welcomed Rebild visitors to the U.S. Virgin Islands from 17 / / u March 29 to April 5, 2017. Where were you on Friday, March 31, 2017? For more than 150 Danes and Danish-American members and friends of Rebild National Park Society, they had the unforgettable experience of being on St. Croix on the U.S. Virgin Islands for the historic Centennial Celebrations marking the 100th Anniversary Transfer Ceremonies of the Danish West Indies to the U.S. Virgin Islands. s v irg in isl an ds On March 31, 1917, the Danish West Indies became the Virgin Islands of the United States. In conjunction with this historic Centennial Celebration, the Danish-American Friendship Organization “Rebild National Park Society” specifically planned its Annual Membership Meeting on St. Croix for March 29 - April 5, 2017 and took part in the 100th Anniversary Transfer Ceremonies. The events started on Thursday, March 30, 2017, when there was a mid-day Rebild Welcome Reception at the Renaissance St. Croix Carambola Hotel & Spa on St. Croix. Rebild National President Jesper Jespersen bid a hearty - 12 -