National Heroes Day 2015

National heroes’ day is a special day to commemorate our national heroes. It is normally held on their birthday, death day, or the anniversary of their great work that made them our heroes. It is celebrated on different dates in different countries, as it provides a chance to the nation to honour their national hero who sacrificed their life.

History

National Heroes day in United Kingdom was first officially celebrated on 21 October, 2011. The credit for the day goes to Danny Glavin, a school teacher in Hampshire. He was moved by the death of his friend Marine Richard Hallington, the 300th serviceman who died during operations in Afghanistan in 2010. Danny climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in 2011 to raise fund on behalf of Help for Heroes in Richard's memory. Rather than asking people for sponsorship, he invited schools to allow their people to honor their heroes and dressed as their personal heroes. Then Richard's father Robin Hollington decided to take the concept nationally on a specified day 21 October, 2011 to coincide with Trafalgar Day. He tried and got endorsement from the Prime minister, David Cameron. Since, then it is celebrated every year in UK.

National heroes’ day helps in increasing awareness of our nation heroes and benefits many organizations and charity. Organizations organizing the event are funded by sponsorship and donation raised on the day goes to Help for Heroes. It is a charity formed to help those people who have been injured in Britain's recent conflicts.

National Heroes Day 2015