Wednesday, September 16th, 2020 was National Heroes’ Day here in St. Kitts and Nevis.
The day commemorates citizens of the Federation who have given distinguished service to the country. It was also a public holiday in St. Kitts and Nevis.
There are currently five national heroes: Robert Llewellyn Bradshaw, Paul Southwell, Joseph Nathaniel France, Simeon Daniel and Kennedy Simmonds.
The 1st Heroes day took place on September 16th, 1998.
It honoured Robert Llewellyn Bradshaw, who was the first Premier of Saint Kitts and Nevis. Mr. Bradshaw was also born on September 16th, 1916.
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In a commemorative address to mark the occasion of National Heroes’ Day, Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Timothy Harris, mentioned that it is incumbent on older persons to help nurture the young people:
PM Harris made this appeal to the young people of the Federation: