Over the years, National Heroes Day has featured a variety of themes: education, health care, aviation, cultural heritage, agriculture and more. This week, the National Heroes Day committee has chosen tourism as the theme for heroes to be honoured in 2017.
From 1-30 September, the committee will seek nominations for recognition in several categories:
- Early Pioneer: An individual, alive or deceased, who has made significant contributions to the early development and delivery of tourism throughout the Cayman Islands prior to 1960.
- Pioneer: An individual, alive or deceased, who has made significant contributions to tourism from 1960 to 2006.
- Emerging Pioneer: An individual who has made significant contributions to tourism from 2006 to present.
- Memorial Scroll: A deceased person who was a leader or notable contributor to the development and/or delivery of tourism.
- Long Service Award: A living individual who may not have been a leader, but a long-serving person in the tourism community who has contributed for ten years or more.
The next National Heroes Day holiday and award ceremony will be held on Monday, 23 January 2017.