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Jamaican Toni-Ann Miller, in a courageous act of selflessness, rushed into a burning building to save the lives of two children.

A year following the incident, Toni-Ann, now 11, is being recognized by the country for her bravery and is to be conferred with a Badge of Honour for Gallantry at the National Honours and Awards Ceremony, to be held on National Heroes Day, Monday, October 20, on the lawns of King’s House.

» Congratulations Toni-Ann sweetie!!! You are one very brave and blessed little girl!! «

Her face says, “sheeeit, I forgot all about that mess. Why the hell it take y’all a year to thank me for this?!?”

Shortly after, in recognition of her bravery, Toni-Ann was rewarded by the Jamaica Fire Brigade, receiving a trophy (pictured above), bed, bedding and a basket of goodies including books (she loves reading over playing) and other school supplies. 

I don’t think a year is a long time to receive a national award, by Jamaican standard of course lol. After all many don’t get recognition here until it’s too late, so I’m pleased in this instance. 

(Source: jis.gov.jm)

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Jamaica’s National Heroes Day

The Order of National Hero is the most senior order. The honour of the Order of National Hero may be conferred upon any person who was born in Jamaica or is, or at the time of his or her death was, a citizen of Jamaica and rendered to Jamaica service of a most distinguished nature. National Heroes are entitled to be styled “The Rt Excellent” and the motto of the Order is “He built a city which hath foundations”.

The Insignia
The insignia of the Order of National Hero consists of a gold and white enamelled star of fourteen points, the centre of which shows the heraldic Arms of Jamaica in gold on a black enamelled medallion. This is surrounded by the motto of the Order in gold lettering on green enamel. The collar badge is suspended from a black, gold and green neck riband by a gold and green enameled laurel wreath.

Members of the Order of National Hero - Deceased
Nanny of the Maroons (circa 1600s – circa 1740s)
Leader of the Windward Maroons at the beginning of the 18th Century

Samuel Sharpe (1700s – May 23, 1832)
“Leader”, Burchell Baptist Church
Montego Bay

George William Gordon (circa 1820s -October 23, 1865)
Member of the House of Assembly

Paul Bogle, Deacon (circa 1822- October 24, 1865)
The Native Baptist Church, Stony Gut, St. Thomas

Marcus Mosiah Garvey, (August 17, 1887 – June 10, 1940)
Founder of the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA)

Sir Alexander Bustamante, GBE (February 24, 1884 – August 6, 1977)
Chief Minister of Jamaica (December 1944 – January 1955)
Premier of Jamaica (April 1962 – August 1962)
Prime Minister of Jamaica (April 1962 – February 1967)
Founder – President of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP)

Norman Washington Manley, MM, QC (July 4, 1893- September 2, 1969)
Chief Minister (January 1955 – July 1959)
Premier (July 1959 – April 1962)
Founder – President of the Peoples National Party (PNP)

(Source: jis.gov.jm)

Jamaican Toni-Ann Miller, in a courageous act of selflessness, rushed into a burning building to save the lives of two children.

A year following the incident, Toni-Ann, now 11, is being recognized by the country for her bravery and is to be conferred with a Badge of Honour for Gallantry at the National Honours and Awards Ceremony, to be held on National Heroes Day, Monday, October 20, on the lawns of King’s House.

» Congratulations Toni-Ann sweetie!!! You are one very brave and blessed little girl!! «

(Source: jis.gov.jm)

Today, October 20, the people of Jamaica celebrate National Heroes Day. It is a day when Jamaicans give thanks and praises to our National Heroes, those who fought for freedom against the tyranny of slavery, those who fought for Universal Adult Sufferage and the birth of independent Jamaica.


The theme for Heroes Day this year, “My Expressions, My Traditions, My Jamaica” speaks to the celebration of our distinctive history, culture and heritage. It encourages us to use those expressions and traditions to make our great nation even greater.

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