The annual ritual of honouring those deserving members of our community for their contribution in making Cayman a better place will be front and centre on Monday.
During last years’ event, Alfonso Wright, the executive chairman of Celebrate Cayman which organised the festivities noted “it is through the public’s continued interaction with these national celebrations that we will see a deeper connection and appreciation for the Cayman Islands and our culture.”
True that may be, however we should not wait exclusively for an annual national celebration to celebrate those providing yeoman service around us. Let us, as a nation, continue to uplift our brothers and sisters whose contributions to society make the islands a better place.
So, while we come together to honour those who pioneered the establishment of the Cayman Islands’ first written Constitution and celebrate the first four women who bravely stood in the 1959 general election; let us remember to honour our people through simple deed year-round.
Too often we find ourselves lamenting that only if we knew an untimely death were to happen, that we would have reached out to let someone understand how much we appreciate them.
Let us change that mindset and let the phrase ‘Celebrate Cayman’ become entrenched in our common lexicon to the point that we continually give kudos when they are due and not wait until it is too late.
We salute those who have served this land in different walks of life. That’s why our pages are continually filled with images and words about those members of our community who sometimes might get overlooked for their contributions. At Caymanian Times, we are proud to live by the mantra that we ‘Celebrate Cayman’.