Lt. Gov. Brown on Death of Mandela
“Here in Maryland and around the world, we are deeply saddened by the loss of one of justice and freedom’s true champions. Each of us – whether you joined in his long fight to end aparthieid or celebrated his inauguration as president – carries a piece of Nelson Mandela inside of us as we fight each and every day to make our communities and our countries worthy of his example.
“We are saddened, and yet we remain the grateful inheritors of a legacy which stretches from Soweto to Savannah, from Bloemfontein to Baltimore, and everywhere in between. His search for justice inspired so many, and his message of forgiveness and cooperation even after three decades of captivity showed us all what a heart full of love is capable of.
“When I look at my children, I know that the world they live in – the world that they will one day leave to their children – is a better place because Nelson Mandela dedicated his life to serving others. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends as they grieve this terrible loss.”
Former South African President Nelson Mandela died Dec. 5 at the age of 95. Montgomery County Council President Craig Rice and Councilmembers Nancy Navarro, Roger Berliner, George Leventhal and Phil Andrews reflect on his life and legacy: Council President Craig Rice: “Nelson Mandela was an icon. His work will transcend time and likely never be duplicated. […]
President Barack Obama has ordered the United States Flag to be flown at half-staff immediately as a mark of respect for the memory of Nelson Mandela, who died yesterday. In addition, Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley has ordered the Maryland State Flag to also be flown at half-staff immediately. The United States Flag and the Maryland […]
Maryland Lt. Governor Anthony Brown on the death of Nelson Mandela: “Here in Maryland and around the world, we are deeply saddened by the loss of one of justice and freedom’s true champions. Each of us – whether you joined in his long fight to end aparthieid or celebrated his inauguration as president – carries […]
Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett released the following statement on the death of Nelson Mandela: “Nelson Mandela was one of the world’s truly exceptional leaders. He fought valiantly for those who were oppressed in South Africa and paid with 27 years of his life in prison. He emerged from that confinement, forgave his enemies, and […]
Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley released the following statement following the death of former South African President Nelson Mandela: “Today, my family and I join millions around the world in mourning the loss of one of the greatest heroes our planet has ever known. Nelson Mandela truly embodied what it means to be our brother’s keeper. […]
President Barack Obama delivered a statement on Dec. 5 about the death of former South African President and anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela, calling him “a man who took history in his hands, and bent the arc of the moral universe toward justice.” “We will not likely see the likes of Nelson Mandela again,” President Obama […]