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Custos of Manchester, the Hon. Dr. Gilbert Allen, has emphasised that the freedom enjoyed by Jamaicans today, was ensured by the efforts of the National Heroes.
“Every people have their Heritage, their heroes and heroines…We celebrate the memory of our National Heroes who paid the supreme price by laying down their lives for the cause of justice and freedom,” Dr. Allen said, while addressing a Heritage Service, held on October 18, at the Ridgemount United Church, in Mandeville, Manchester.
“We boast heroes and heroines, past and present in all aspects of human endeavours and enterprise. We have a heritage of excellence in accomplishments, a superb performance in athletics and sports, in music, science and the arts, and in other cultural and humanitarian outreach programmes. We have accomplished much, and have much to give thanks for. The principles of hard work, good manners and hospitality has undergirded our successes,” he added.
In her address, Councillor for the Johns Hall Division, Mrs Faith Sampson-Nickle, who represented the Mayor of Mandeville, Councillor Brenda Ramsay, called on citizens to stand against crime in their communities, and “give thanks for persons who stood for the cause of justice in our land.”
“As we recall with gratitude their actions, we are being challenged to examine if we are following their examples to stand up for what is good and right,” she said.

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