There are 10 Barbadian National Heroes. These 10 individuals - 9 men and 1 woman - came from different eras and different walks of life. However, they all had a few things in common - they were champions of a cause, they effected positive change and sustainable development on the island and they supported and lead the people. It is only proper then that we should pay tribute to these fine individuals.
In 1998, Prime Minister Owen Arthur announced that April 28th would be National Heroes Day, dedicated to honouring our 10 National Heroes:
Mrs. Sarah Ann Gill
Samuel Jackman Prescod
Charles Duncan O'Neal
Sir Grantley Herbert Adams Q.C., Kt., Bachelor, C.M.G
Clement Osbourne Payne
Sir Hugh Worrell Springer, G.C.V.O.,K.A., C.B.E., O.B.E.
Sir Frank Leslie Walcott
Errol Walton Barrow, P.C., Q.C.
Sir Garfield Auburn Sobers