R.I.P. Nelson Mandela (1918-2013)

The Klown Times remembers and celebrates the life of Nelson Mandela.  I will always remember the role he played in bringing South Africa together when he became its president.  He was instrumental in rallying the country behind its rugby team winning the 1995 Rugby World Cup.  I will also remember the love and attention the sports world showed him during the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.  For all the blood, sweat and tears Mandela shed while campaigning for freedom during the dark years of apartheid, all the love and praise he received was more than well deserved.

For those reasons (and many more), he was one of my childhood heroes.  His character and courage will always serve as an inspiration for the rest of my life.

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