Early during the course of the day on September 19th, the Mayor, accompanied by most councilors, started their day by visiting Holy Cross Anglican School and eventually progressing to other schools further south. Along with Mayor Daniel Guerrero were firefighters,
Later in the evening, the PUP held a candle walk which departed from the party’s office on Pelican Street and eventually ending at the Catholic Church on Barrier Reef Drive. At the church, a mass was officiated by Father Arturo Año Nuevo in memory of the Right Honorable George Cadle Price. Father Año Nuevo spoke in length about Price’s contribution as the “champion of Belize’s Independence.” In remembering the life of Price, Milo Paz Jr. highlighted the countless historical accomplishments in Belize which was led by a young Price.
National Service Day was officially declared to be held on September 19th, a day to commemorate the passing of the Late George Price who died in 2011. The Right Hon. George Price led Belize to independence on the 21st of September 1981 after starting the peaceful, constructive Belize Revolution in 1950. Price died on September 19, 2011 at the age of 92.