National Heroes Honoured During Wreath Laying Ceremony

(ZIZ News) – An appreciative but robust crowd was on hand at the National Heroes Park in St. Paul’s for the National Heroes Day Observances Wreath Laying Ceremony.

Government ministers, members of the Opposition, the Diplomatic Corps, and primary and secondary schools students were among those in attendance.

Observances were made for the arrival of the Governor General, S.W. Tapley Seaton CVO, QC, JP and the Prime Minister, Hon. Dr. Timothy Harris.

The invocation was delivered by Reverend Damien Hughes of the Methodist Church.

Following that, Prime Minister Harris gave remarks and in that, announced that the newest National Hero will be made public shortly.

Additionally, the Prime Minster said there is a plan to convert Bradshaw’s home into a museum as well as finding a suitable location for a National Park in which all National Heroes will be hosted with plaques and busts.

He stressed that it is the right thing to honour National Heroes.

The laying of wreaths began with the Governor General, and was followed by the Prime Minister then the Commander of the St. Kitts-Nevis Defence Force, the Acting Commissioner of Police and Ambassadors from the Republics of Cuba, Venezuela, Brazil and Taiwan.

Representatives of the St. Kitts-Nevis Trades and Labour Union, Leader of the Opposition, the Right Honourable Dr. Denzil Douglas and two granddaughters of the late Honourable Sir Robert Llewellyn Bradshaw also laid wreaths.

Kevin Williams, Engineer at the Public Works Department, chaired the ceremony.

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