In the land of wood and water, the home of the sweet tune of reggae, Jamaicans are today celebrating National Heroes Day. On this day Jamaica reflects on the achievements of some of the people who have done outstanding service and made significant contributions to national development.
Over the past year when we look at the performances by our Track and Field athletes at the IAAF World Championships and our netballers the Sunshine Girls who continuously show the mettle of what it means to be Jamaican, we have to be proud. Certainly the praise is not limited to only our athletes, there are many other persons and groups, too much to name that have done us proud over the years.
Reggae-Mix.com just wants to pay respect to all the people who day in day out through their calling, serve with pride and dignity. The efforts of these individuals should not only be celebrated, but should be seen as an inspiration for us to be our own heroes, for our family’s, friends and the wider communities of school, work and state.
From the words of Marcus Garvey first National Hero of Jamaica: Chance has never yet satisfied the hope of a suffering people. Men who are in earnest are not afraid of consequences. Up, you mighty race, accomplish what you will.
In addition Che Guevara, not Jamaican however fittingly said, “The revolution is not an apple that falls when it is ripe. You have to make it fall.” On that note we leave you with Bob Marley’s, Get Up Stand Up.