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National Heroes of Bermuda
National Heroes Day in Bermuda is celebrated each year on the third Monday in June. The purpose is to honour those persons who have been officially designated as National Heroes in Bermuda. The National Hero designation is a lifetime honour that is bestowed, and once a person is named as a National Hero he or she will be a National Hero forever. The first person to officially be remembered on National Heros Day, was Dame Louis Browne-Evans.
National Heroes
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Dame Lois
BROWNE-EVANS

First Female Opposition Leader
(1919 - 2011)
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Dr Edgar Fitzgerald
GORDON

Parliamentarian & Llabour Leader (1895 - 1955)
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Sir Henry
TUCKER

Founder of United Bermuda Party
(1903 - 1986)
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Dr. Pauulu Kamarakafego (Roosevelt BROWN)
Pan-Africanist
(1932 - 2007)
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Gladys Carolyn deCourcy
MISICK MORRELL

Women's Rights Activist
(1888 - 1969)
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Sir Edward Trenton "ET"
RICHARDS, CBE
First black Head of Government
(1908 - 1991)
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Mary
PRINCE

Pan-Africanist
(1788 - unknown)
   
Slectection Criteria

A hero is a person who is admired and acknowledged for their courage, outstanding achievements, and noble qualities. A National Hero is someone who beyond that has made significant positive contributions to the growth and development of society, and represents all of us. To know our heroes is to know ourselves: our values, our collective history, who we are, and what makes us as Bermudians great.  Acknowledging our heroes is an acknowledgement of who we are – of our history, heritage, and culture.

The individual or group to be designated as a National Hero should meet most of the following criteria:
•    has made a significant and lasting contribution to Bermuda
•    has enriched the lives of others
•    has a legacy that will stand the test of time and have continued relevance in the future
•    has contributed to the quality of life and destiny of Bermuda
•    be considered as outstanding in their area of activity
•    has ready name recognition among the general population
•    is recognized by his/her profession or organization
•    is reflective of Bermuda’s cultural heritage and diversity

It is important that the individual or group designated as a national hero is of outstanding character and may possess some or all of the following characteristics:
•    dedication
•    commitment
•    self-sacrifice
•    conscientiousness
•    demonstrates consistency and passion
•    agent of change for betterment
•    risk-taker
•    demonstrates ethical behaviour
•    demonstrates love of Bermuda and her people
•    demonstrates leadership qualities

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