The “Virgin Islands March” is the regional anthem of the United States Virgin Islands. The song was composed by Sam Williams and U.S. Virgin Island native Alton Adams in the 1920s.[1][2] It served as an unofficial regional anthem of the U.S. Virgin Islands until 1963, when it was officially recognized by Legislative Act.[3] The song itself is a brisk martial march, consisting of an introductory instrumental section followed by a very cheerful melody.[4] On most occasions the first verse followed by the last verse are sung.[5] Since the U.S. Virgin Islands is a U.S. insular territory, the national anthem is still the U.S. one, “The Star-Spangled Banner”.

All hail our Virgin Islands, Emeralds of the sea, Where beaches bright with coral sand, And trade winds bless our native land. All hail our Virgin Islands, Bathed in waters blue, We give our loyalty full to thee, And pledge allegiance forever true. To thee our Virgin Islands, Loving voices raise, A song in praise of brotherhood, Where right makes might to fight for good. To thee our Virgin Islands, Haven of the free, We sing our love to thee, Joyously, Our own fair islands of liberty. March on oh Virgin Islands, In joyful throng, Uphold the right and right the wrong, Where only peace and love belong. March on oh Virgin Islands, Democratic land, Together hand-in-hand, Take your stand, Forever soldiers in freedoms band. God bless oh Virgin Islands, Humbly bow we pray, Where all mankind can join today, In friendly warmth of work and play. God bless oh Virgin Islands, Beautiful and tall, Beneath a sunny sky, Hilltops high, Hold out a welcome for one and all.

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