Statues of the five National Heroes of St. Kitts and Nevis were officially revealed to the public at the first ever National Heroes Park during an unveiling ceremony on Monday, September 17.
Government officials and other dignitaries, as well as family members and friends, were in attendance to witness the historic moment.
Tributes were also paid to our nation builders, the late Right Excellencies Sir Robert L. Bradshaw, Sir C. A. Paul Southwell, Sir Joseph N. France and Sir Simeon Daniel as well as the Right Excellent and Right Honourable Sir Kennedy A. Simmonds, the only living National Hero.
During his featured presentation, Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, Dr. Hon Timothy Harris described the nation’s heroes as symbols of hope.
Dr. Harris encouraged all in attendance to adapt the good characteristics of our national heroes.
The ceremony featured a Guard of Honour from the St. Kitts Nevis Defence Force and the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force.
The profiles of each National Hero were read during individual presentations that recognized their outstanding contributions to nation building.
Members of the public were given the opportunity to tour the exhibition wing of the newly completed welcome centre information on and pictures of the five prominent figures were placed on display. Offices for staff are hosted in the centre’s administration wing.
Sunday, September 16 was National Heroes Day in St. Kitts and Nevis. Public observances were then held on Monday, September 17.