Nelson Mandela – Never Forget…

Nelson Mandela 1919-2013

As I’m sure you all know by now, Nelson Mandela died on Thursday at the age of 95 after a long struggle that included multiple hospitalizations for treatment of a recurring lung infection. I doubt there are many in this world who don’t recognize his name and who don’t know at least a little of what made him such a significant historical figure.

For my own part however, I must admit that many of the details behind his story, as revealed in the following report from last night’s The Rachel Maddow Show, were new to me. And I can’t help but wonder how many of those who are younger than I am know even less than I did…

If there was ever a man who earned the right to be quoted on this blog, Nelson Mandela was that man…

It’s hard to imagine a more inspiring figure than Nelson Mandela. May his legacy continue to inspire us all…

I want ice water.

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