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St George’s to host heroes tribute

A tribute to Bermuda’s national heroes will be held at the weekend.

The event will recognise the island’s National Heroes, Dame Lois Browne-Evans, EF Gordon, Pauulu Kamarakafego, formerly Roosevelt Brown, Sir Henry Tucker, Mary Prince, Gladys Morrell, Sir Edward Richards and Sir John Swan

National Heroes Day is on Monday.

Lovitta Foggo, the Minister of Labour, Community Affairs and Sport, said: “We are hosting a recognition event where we intend to use the opportunity to remind the community of the importance of National Heroes Day and to share tributes that will highlight how our National Heroes inspired those who will be participating in the ceremony.

“This is an event that is open to the public and we are encouraging people to attend so that they can learn more about the legacy and contributions of Bermuda’s national heroes.”

The event will be held at the World Heritage Centre, St George, on Saturday from 6pm.

The celebration will feature contributions from historians and family members of some of the national heroes, as well as a musical performance by Joy T. Barnum.