Bermuda Celebrates National Heroes Day

June 17, 2024 | 0 Comments

Bermuda is celebrating National Heroes Day today, honouring eight distinguished Bermudians.

A Government spokesperson said, “This year, Bermuda observes National Heroes Day on Monday, June 17th, 2024, in honour of eight trailblazing Bermudians who have made immense contributions to Bermuda.

“The Minister of Tourism, Culture, and Sport, Sen. The Hon. Owen K. Darrell, JP, will be a special guest at the 80th annual Edward Cross Long Distance Comet Race. A fleet will set sail from the West End Boat Club destined for St. George’s Harbour to the race’s starting point in the east end.”

Minister Darrell said, “We are proud to celebrate the achievements of our National Heroes as many will be encouraged to reflect on the history and contributions of eight exceptional Bermudians. Their legacies have had a lasting impact on the cultural, political, and business landscape of our island inspiring generations of people.”

National Heroes Day Bermuda June 2024

The Government spokesperson said, “As a reminder, our national heroes are:

  • Dame Lois Browne-Evans, DBE, JP, LLB
  • Dr. E.F. Gordon
  • Dr. Pauulu R.N.O.B Kamarakafego [Dr. Roosevelt Brown]
  • Sir Henry James “Jack” Tucker
  • Mary Prince
  • Gladys Misick Morrell
  • Sir Edward Richards, KT, CBE
  • Sir John W. Swan, KBE, JP

Minister Darrell concluded, “Whether spending time with family and loved ones, participating in the Carnival in Bermuda Parade of Bands event, or quietly reflecting on the lives of our National Heroes today, I encourage everyone to have a safe holiday weekend.”

The Government spokesperson said, “In October this year, the government will open nominations to add a new national hero. Under the mandate, the process is open to the public to submit nominations once every ten years.”

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