Yesterday was a busy day in Barbados as the island nation commemorates a select group of people who have been declared National Heroes. Rihanna received that distinction last November, meaning this years National Heroes Day was Rihanna''s first as an honoree, which she was so enthralled.
Rihanna posted some photos from when she was named a National Hero last year and wrote, My very first #NationalHeroesDay as a National Hero of my country Barbados! [Barbados flag emojis] What an absolute honor to be amongst such great men and women who have come before me and held this title in commitment to our country! I will forever cherish these memories and continue to represent the Bajan people and my home Barbados to the fullest extent! Thank you to Both The Prime Minister
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The first National Heroes Day was celebrated on April 28, 1998, 100 years after Sir Grantley Herbert Adams, Barbados'' first prime minister (a position then designated premier)
Rihanna is one of only two people to ever receive the title as part of the national Hero award, which was once the first since the first ten-person class in 1998. She is also one of only two women to receive the award, the other being Sarah Ann Gill, who was born in the 1800s.