In Memory of Nelson Mandela

My connection to Nelson Mandela (July 18, 1918 – December 5, 2013) goes back to the day I was born. He was freed from the South African Prison where he was held for 27 years on February 11, 1990; the day I was born. I was told it was on the television in my hospital room.

The world has lost a great person, but his spirit and life’s work will forever live to make the world a more peaceful place.

I will leave you with several quotes from Nelson Mandela:

“Real leaders must be ready to sacrifice all for the freedom of their people.”

“Everyone can rise above their circumstances and achieve success if they are dedicated to and passionate about what they do.”

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

“I hate race discrimination most intensely and in all its manifestations. I have fought it all during my life; I fight it now, and will do so until the end of my days.”




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