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Virgin Islands - Territorial Emergency Management Agency


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"The official flag of the Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency was adopted in September 2011. It consists of a simplified, combined version of the Great Seal of the United States Virgin Islands between the letters V and I (for Virgin Islands) and the seal of the VITEMA since 1981. 
The eagle holds a laurel branch in one talon which represents our mission to save lives and protect property from natural and man-made disasters though determined planning. The arrows in the other talon represents our steadfast vision that the Virgin Islands become the pre-eminent leader of emergency management in the Caribbean and the Nation by providing an effective and professional network of services to ensure resiliency before, during, and after a natural or man-made incident. 
The red and white stripes encapsulated by a blue border are a symbol of the charges of VITEMA - homeland security, 911 emergency operations and emergency preparedness and response. The flag of green and gold chain symbolizes the resilience and unity of VITEMA through oneness of mind and body of all its members." - from :<>.
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Valentin Poposki, 15 January 2012