Basseterre, St. Kitts, September 15, 2022 (SKNIS): Members of the Federal Cabinet, elected representatives, National Hero, the Right Excellent and the Right Honourable Sir Kennedy A. Simmonds, members of the diplomatic and consular corps, and other invited guests are expected to journey to the Robert L. Bradshaw Memorial Park in St. Paul’s for the Official National Heroes’ Day Ceremony on Friday, September 16, 2022.
The ceremony begins at 8 a.m. A Guard of Honour comprising members of the St. Kitts-Nevis Defence Force and the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force will be featured at Friday’s ceremony. The R. L. Bradshaw Memorial Park was dedicated in 2007 in honour of the Federation’s First National Hero, the Late Right Excellent Sir Robert Llewellyn Bradshaw.
The Honourable Dr. Terrance Drew is expected to deliver his first National Heroes’ Day address as Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis at the ceremony. A highlight of the expected address is the announcement of recipients of the National Honours Awards.
Observances for St. Kitts and Nevis’ National Heroes will continue throughout the day on September 16.
At 10:30 a.m., there will be a Wreath-Laying and Recognition Ceremony for the Late Right Excellent Sir C. A. Paul Southwell. The wreaths will be laid at the Bust honouring Sir Caleb. The Bust is located at the C. A. Paul Southwell Industrial Park.
The final observance is a Special Wreath-Laying Ceremony at the National Heroes’ Park in Basseterre. The ceremony begins at 4 p.m. The park features statues of the five National Heroes of St. Kitts and Nevis. Along with the aforementioned National Heroes, statues of the Late Right Excellent Sir Joseph N. France, the Late Right Excellent Sir Simeon Daniel are displayed.
The general public is invited to witness all three ceremonies. The National Heroes’ Day Observance is part of the Federation’s 39th Anniversary of Independence celebrations.
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