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  • Passing of a hero.

    Nelson Mandela passed away earlier today at the age of 95. A great example of heroism and courage.

    Sentinel947

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    Ya, several of my coworkers are pissed that the American Flag is being flown at half staff for him.

    Great man huge sacrafices for the good of his people.

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    • #3
      Nelson Mandela was perhaps the greatest servant leader of the modern era. This is sad news, but this man has left a legacy that will span the ages.

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      • #4
        The flag is at half-staff for Pearl Harbor Day...there are a lot of last gasp remembrances today. (I saw the White House email at work). My Mom's family worked at Pearl Harbor in 1941 and a whole bunch of 'em were there. Cut the guys (and bodies) out. Mom, little girl, heard the Arizona blow up. So I always remember we would go to church every 12-7.

        As for Mr Mandela I wish they didn't sanctify him so much--the reality, flaws and all, are more impressive.

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        • #5
          Sorry TT your incorrect

          http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/...oreign-leaders

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          • Tampa Turtle
            Tampa Turtle commented
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            Kinda wrong kinda right

            The US Congress, by Public Law 103-308, as amended, has officially designated the seventh day of December of each year as “National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day”.
            President Obama and Governor Scott directed the flag of the United States to be flown at half-staff at all local and state buildings, installations, and grounds throughout the United States and the State flag throughout the State of Florida from sunrise to sunset, on Saturday, December 7, 2013, in commemoration of the Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. On this solemn occasion, the nation pays homage to the perseverance and heroism shown by many in the face of extremely overwhelming odds. This holiday allows the nation to commemorate the sacrifices made by the valiant members of the US Armed Forces, as well as to celebrate the victory over the forces of fascism, oppression and isolationism.

            The US Congress, by Public Law 103-308, as amended, has officially designated the seventh day of December of each year as “National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day”.
            President Obama and Governor Scott directed the flag of the United States to be flown at half-staff at all local and state buildings, installations, and grounds throughout the United States and the State flag throughout the State of Florida from sunrise to sunset, on Saturday, December 7, 2013, in commemoration of the Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. On this solemn occasion, the nation pays homage to the perseverance and heroism shown by many in the face of extremely overwhelming odds. This holiday allows the nation to commemorate the sacrifices made by the valiant members of the US Armed Forces, as well as to celebrate the victory over the forces of fascism, oppression and isolationism.

            So December 7 overlaps and if you don't like it be mad Sunday and Monday.

          • Tampa Turtle
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            I'd like to know how often our flag at work HAS NOT been at half-staff this year. Kinda getting out of hand. Maybe we need some sort of 'sad face' flag to run up below it.

          • Tampa Turtle
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            Sorry me mad as you want...Sunday is optional. Sorry about that. I HATE being Dyslexic.

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          http://www.scout.org/node/22180

          Nelson Mandela - Gone Home!
          "The Scout Movement is a world leader in educating youth. Scouting inspires patriotism, sound moral values, courage, character-building, self-reliance and community awareness. It also motivates our young people to achieve their full potential."
          - Nelson Rolihlala Mandela (1918-2013)

          South Africa’s anti apartheid icon, Nobel prize laureate and a great supporter of Scouting, Nelson Mandela - passed away on 06 December 2013. Scouts from around the world have received this news with great sadness.

          Known dearly as Madiba, Nelson Mandela was the Patron of South Africa Scout Association.

          Scott Teare, the Secretary General of WOSM said: “He is and will remain a great inspiration for all Scouts around the world. Today, over 40 million Scouts join the rest of the world in mourning for this great loss and we pray for his soul to rest in peace.”

          Nice photo of Mr. Mandela wearing a necker correctly.

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