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Cayman Islands Government

National Heroes Day 2014

At the colourful National Heroes Day celebrations in George Town today (Monday, 27 January 2014), Premier Hon. Alden McLaughlin, MBE, JP, addresses the gathering with tributes to Cayman Islands' eight National Heroes and colourful wreaths below.

People of the Cayman Islands gathered in Heroes Square to honour and venerate stalwarts among them in the annual National Heroes Day event today (Monday, 27 January 2014).

With parades, honours, music, colour, inspiring words, wreaths and cultural heritage displays, they celebrated National Heroes, brave citizens and cultural heritage pioneers.

Five persons received bravery citations for their "exceptional courage in keeping the Cayman Islands community safe for all residents." Three of them, Mr. Edward Azan, Mr. Charles Ebanks and Mr. Ray McGuire, as ordinary citizens had bravely intervened, risking their lives, and thwarted the commission of a crime. Police officers, Detective Constables Manley Berry and Khalesiah Barboram, were lauded for their bravery and courage during an incident in Bodden Town in 2012.

Seventy Cultural Heritage Pioneers, who received honours in five categories, were chosen from among nominations from their peers for their stellar contributions to the "preservation and promotion of cultural heritage" in the Cayman Islands.

Afterwards, invitees, guests and all attendees got to enjoy local food and live entertainment.

(GIS)

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