Every year in the month of February, America, United Kingdom, and Canada, celebrate the contributions of Blacks to their respective histories. For America, we’ve been celebrating Black History Month since 1976, as a result of the activism of Carter G. Woodson, Jesse Moreland and others. February was chosen as an acknowledgment of the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Fredrick Douglas. Throughout the remainder of the month we will share some little known facts about black history. Today, we decided to share a list of inventions by black inventors:
Memorial Day Facts
Memorial Day is the day that we memorialize those who bled and died while still in military service or as a result of wounds sustained during their time of service. It's distinct from Veteran's Day because Veteran's Day honors all Veterans living or dead, whether they served in war time or times of peace. At 3:00 pm local time, the national moment of remembrance, let us take a moment to thank those who made the ultimate sacrifice. We are forever grateful.
On December 24, 2018 and December 31, 2018, the office will be closed at 12 Noon. On Christmas Day and New Year's Day, the office will be closed entirely. The vessel will operate as per its usual holiday hours. See the following post with respect to vessel hours.
Have a wonderful holiday season: Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa. All the best to you and yours in the New Year!
May God continue to richly bless you in every area of your life, from the Love City Car Ferries, Inc family to yours:)
Llewellyn “Big Lew” Sewer was a big man not only in physical stature and overall presence, but also in his zest for life. He had big ideas, big dreams and big goals. He left a legacy for all the Virgin Islands by giving each island its beloved nickname: Twin City for St. Croix, Rock City for St. Thomas, Chocolate City for Tortola and of course Love City for St. John, his beloved place of birth.
This Memorial Day weekend we lovingly remember him and all the sacrifices he made for his country and his family. The effects of Agent orange took him from us too soon.
More importantly, we remember the sacrifices of all those who served in the United States military and died and the families who mourn for their loves ones. We can’t help but wonder what life would have been like if they weren’t taken from us so soon.
FREEDOM IS NOT FREE! We miss them. We love them. We remember them.
As we barbecue this Memorial Day weekend, let us all remember those who truly paid the price so that we can smile, flip burgers, and live in a generally free democratic society.
Stay safe Memorial Day and always...
Your friends at Love City Car Ferries, Inc.
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As a child, I remember our parades in St. Thomas. The Wild Indians were usually among the last troupes to come into view. I eagerly anticipated them and looked on in awe. I love the display of culture, fantasy, and innate symbolism. Many people of Caribbean descent have native Indian ancestry. Seeing the Indians do their performance was always a surreal experience.
The above images were found in the photo library of the late Llewellyn "Big Lew" Sewer. They were post cards that he kept and were passed on to his kids. I am so happy they were preserved and I just wanted to share them with you.
Carnival is here! Enjoy the fete and remember these cultural symbolism be they Wild Indians, Mocko Jumbie or any others are part of our beautiful cultural landscape.
Carnival 2018 Schedule https://www.vicarnivalschedule.com/stthomas/
Wishing you and your loved ones all the blessings of Christmas and the holiday season and peace and prosperity for the New Year.
Love City Car Ferries, Inc.
Happy Valentine's Day from our family to yours. No matter how busy we get, we ought to say a special thank you to that special someone in our lives. Hope your day is special and memorable. Remember that St. John is the island of love so feel free to visit soon and let us know if you need any assistance with your booking. Have a wonderful day!
Merry Christmas to One and All
This has been an eventful year in the car ferry industry in the United States Virgin Islands. We have had and continue to have our trials. Nevertheless, we are thankful and grateful to you our customers, vendors, and patrons.
We at Love City Car Ferries, Inc. continue to do what is necessary to serve you to the best of our ability. If we have fallen short, our sincerest apologies, it is never our intent to displease you in any way. As the year draws to a close, feel free to stay in contact with us by emailing, calling (340-779-4000), or sending us a message on social media. We can be found on Twitter @VICarFerry, Facebook, and Instagram. Let us know how we can help.
We wish you a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. Thank you for connecting with us. We appreciate you! You are awesome! You are the Best! We love you! God Bless.......
Labor Day marks the official end of summer. We, at Love City Ferries, Inc., hope you are having a restful day! Enjoy your day off.
"The end of labor is to gain leisure." — Aristotle
Happy Emancipation Day, July 3rd, and Independence Day, July 4th!
As we celebrate the emancipation of a people with the 1848 freedom of slaves in the #VirginIslands (then Danish West Indies) and the independence of our nation with the 1776 Declaration of Independence of the #USA, let us remember and continue to celebrate the sacrifices of the courageous individuals who fought on both fronts.
God bless the Virgin Islands and God bless the United States of America!
Happy Easter to our Love City Car Ferries' Friends
If you grew up on St. John, you know Easter Rock. When we were kids the adults said that Easter Rock went down into the sea early each and every Easter morning and that is why it was always wet on Easter. We believed them and as teenagers we would sneak out to North Shore Road to try to see its descent. Of course we never witnessed this miraculous event, but nevertheless that rock remains a symbol of our childhood innocence. Some cultures have the Tooth Fairy and Reindeers and St. Johnians have their Easter Rock.
The thing about childhood is that it encourages dreaming, hoping, and believing. Sadly, the reality of our current World shatters that for most if not all adults and even teenagers. In light of the constant suicide bombers in various countries like Beirut, Cameroon, Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, France, and now Brussels it is no wonder we all don't have tremendous anxiety about our future. But we still have a choice. We can choose to focus on hope.
Whether we are Christian or not, Easter reminds us of hope: hope in a Savior who has risen, hope in new beginnings, hope in the ultimate goodness of the human spirit and hope that good ultimately conquers evil.
Happy Easter and if you live on St. John remember to share with your kids the story of Easter Rock!
President's Day is a day to celebrate all US Presidents past and present. It was first celebrated nationally in 1885. Though it was celebrated as Washington's Birthday beginning 1800 a year after George Washington's death in 1799. George Washington and Abraham Lincoln are still seen as the most well recognized Presidents.
"Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
In honor of Mother's Day, Love City Car Ferries, Inc. is having a two day sale on Sunday, May 10, 2015 and Monday May 11th, 2015. Receive $10 off of your round trip fare*. The sale is valid for our regularly scheduled trips on board the M/V Capt. Vic. Visit our homepage for our departure times.
Have a wonderful Mother's Day!
*Sale is valid for the $50.00 round trip fares only and it is not applicable to charge customers. This sale is not to be combined with any other offers and is only redeemable on 5/10/15 & 5/11/15.
Mother's are the most wonderful human beings on God's green Earth. Why? You know why. They continue to give and give and give and give. They are not perfect but they do the best that they can. What would I like to tell my Mother this Mother's Day?
What do you want to tell your mother? This Mother's Day and every day, tell her. Let's celebrate our Mothers and if she is no longer with us let us celebrate the Mother figures in our lives.
Happy Mother's Day 2015