An event at the World Heritage Centre, St George’s, from 6pm on Saturday, will recognise the island’s National Heroes, Dame Lois Browne-Evans, Dr E.F. Gordon, Roosevelt Brown, Sir Henry James “Jack” Tucker, Mary Prince, Gladys Misick Morrell, Sir Edward Richards and Sir John Swan.
National Heroes Day takes place 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 function will feature tributes by local historians and family members of some of the National Heroes, as well as a musical performance by Joy T. Barnum.