Salute to President Nelson Mandela


He was one of the greatest men who ever lived. After being locked up for 27 years, he forgave the jailers.

He was made to break large rocks under the sweltering heat, but they could not break his spirit.

When released, he became the president of South Africa.

The people – both black and white – loved him, and he returned that love to his people, both young and old.

He spoke of forgiveness and love for each other. He never looked back, but forward.

If we all thought like President Mandela, what a wonderful world this would be.

He will never be forgotten. So to you, President Nelson Mandela, a job well done.

May you rest in peace.

— Bev Mancini, Hartford