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National Heroes Day 2023 Nominations Period Opens

Local News 06 Sep, 2022 Follow News

Minister for Home Affairs, Youth, Sports, Heritage & Culture, Hon. Bernie Bush gives the opening remarks at the National Hero

The Ministry of Youth, Sports, Culture & Heritage (MYSCH) is pleased to announce the opening of the National Heroes Day (NHD) 2023 nomination period, which opens today Monday, 5 September, until midnight, Sunday 16 October 2022.

The 2023 theme for NHD is “Volunteerism and Charitable Services.”

Premier, Hon. G. Wayne Panton said: “As one of the largest cultural events in the domestic calendar, the National Heroes Day 2023 observations will recognise and thank our volunteers and not-for-profit organisations for their exceptional contributions to and in the Cayman Islands. Their commitment to serving our communities, whether it is through assisting vulnerable groups, or ensuring social cohesion, without compensation and fanfare, is a form of heroism that deserves recognition.”

Minister for Culture & Heritage, Hon. Bernie Bush said: “Each year thousands of residents volunteer their time, skills and resources to various causes which support the development and enhancement of our country. Such selflessness and commitment to improving the lives of others is an essential component of what it means to be CaymanKind. The 2023 National Heroes Day observations will honour and celebrate these unsung heroes and organisations who inspire us through their acts of service.”

The NHD 2023 nominations process will be entirely online. The public is invited to fill in the nomination form for individuals or charitable organisations which fit the categories and criteria outlined on the application form. Persons can access the form on gov.ky/ysch and by clicking “NOMINATE FOR NHD”. In partnership with the Cayman Islands Public Library Services, persons with limited access to the internet or computers are encouraged to use the library support services for assistance with completing the forms.

For further information, please email NHD@gov.ky , or call 244-2424.

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