12 Nov 2003

American Samoa celebrates Veteran's Day

5:21 am on 12 November 2003

American Samoa has a public holiday today to celebrate Veteran's Day.

On a per capita basis, the territory has the highest number of its people in the US military.

In a message to veterans, Governor Togiola Tulafono is due to give condolences to the families of two American Samoan soldiers who died in Iraq.

The commemoration comes as the first Samoan woman is set to attain the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the US army.

Major Evelyn Vaitautolu-Langford will be promoted tomorrow at Fort Sam Houston in Texas.