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Walter G. Hodge, Hero

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[Walter Hodge] Anguilla's revolutionary stalwarts are being commemorated on the country's postage stamps:

"The Anguilla Philatelic Bureau has taken the initiative to perpetually honour the selfless service of those men and women who worked with great resolve, placing country above self in their quest for self determination.

"Heroes and Heroines of Anguilla's Revolution is intended to be a continuous theme to honour posthumously those who featured prominently in the struggle to liberate their country from servitude and poverty's ever tightening grasp. It is an honour to salute the work and memory of four Anguillans whose loyalty to country speaks volumes as their fitting epitaphs.
Ordering Stamps.
This collection can be ordered for EC$4.70 (about US$1.75). The Post Office now was a web site: Click Here. Their email is angstamp@gov.ai and fax is 1-264-497-5455.

Walter G. Hodge (1920-1989)

"Administrator, Shipwright, Navigator, Revolutionary. Walter Hodge was indeed one of the many talented and resourceful Anguillans Whose varied skills contributed significantly to the success of his country's quest in breaking the yoke of political bondage which had for decades denied them economic and social progress.

"Mr.Hodge's career as a politician dates back to 1943 when he won a seat on the legislative Council in St. Kitts but was unsuccessful in retaining his position four years later.

"His exceptional administrative abilities may have been the reason for him being elected Chairman of the peacekeeping Committee in 1967, In 1968 he was selected as an advisor to the newly established Anguilla council. Hodge's home located on the sprawling Junks Hole Estate was often uses as meeting place by the revolutionaries to plan their strategies.

"Walter Hodge also served his country as its first Treasurer and later as Comptroller of Customs until his retirement from the public service.

 Revised: 2000/1/26




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