Mayor Hancock Statement on the Passing of Nelson Mandela

DENVER – Mayor Michael B. Hancock released the following statement on the passing of former South African President Nelson Mandela:

“With great sadness we mourn the loss of the great statesman and peacemaker Nelson Mandela. There can be no mistaking his impact on freedom in South Africa, but we must also recognize how he provided hope to all those seeking justice around the world. In his own words: “There is no passion to be found playing small, in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” He exemplified that sentiment, never shrinking from the monumental tasks before him. Today and always he will stand as an icon to those who dream of mending the divisions that keep us apart.”

Posted on Dec 05, 2013 (Archive on Jan 05, 2014)
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