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National Heroes Day

September 16

National Heroes Day

The Order of the National Hero is the highest order of merit awarded by the government of Saint Kitts and Nevis. The order was founded in 1998.[2] Recipients of this honor are styled as “The Right Excellent”.

The National Heroes of St. Kitts & Nevis are:

  • 1998: Robert Llewellyn Bradshaw, first Premier of Saint Kitts and Nevis.
  • 2004: Paul Southwell, second Premier of Saint Kitts and Nevis.
  • 2004: Sir Joseph Nathaniel France, KCMG, CBE, politician, and trade union leader.
  • 2013: Simeon Daniel, first Premier of Nevis.
  • 2015: Sir Kennedy Simmonds, KCMG, first Prime Minister of Saint Kitts and Nevis. He is the first living person to receive this honor.


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