New Kingston, St Andrew Parish, Jamaica — Caribbean Region of the Americas (Greater Antilles of the West Indies)
The Order of National Hero
The Order of National Hero was created by the National Honours and Awards Act, which was passed by Parliament in 1969. The highest of the five Jamaican Orders of the Societies of Honour, the Order of National Hero is given only to Jamaican citizens for services of the most distinguished nature" (to the nation. It can be awarded either posthumously or on Occasion of the recipient's retirement from active public life.
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 Right Excellent".
The motto of the Order is "He built a city which hath foundations".
A Rotary Club of Kingston 2018 Project
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Sculptor: Basil Watson, OD
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational Areas Patriots & Patriotism. In addition, it is included in the Rotary International series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1969.
Location. 18° 0.142′ N, 76° 47.36′ W. Marker is in New Kingston, St Andrew Parish. Marker is at the intersection of Oxford Road and Knutsford Boulevard, on the left when traveling east on Oxford Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Oxford Road 17, New Kingston, St Andrew Parish, Jamaica. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Nanny of the Maroons (here, next to this marker); George William Gordon (a few steps from this marker); Samuel Sharpe (a few steps from this marker); Marcus Mossiah Garvey (within shouting distance of this marker); Paul Bogle (within shouting distance of this marker); Norman Washington Manley (within shouting distance of this marker); Sir William Alexander Bustamante (within shouting distance of this marker); Rita Marley (approx. 2.2 kilometers away).
Credits. This page was last revised on June 29, 2022. It was originally submitted on June 29, 2022, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. This page has been viewed 61 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 29, 2022, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.