The Nelson Mandela Foundation and the United Nations have declared today "Nelson Mandela International Day." Born on July 18, 1918, today is Mandela's birthday. According to the UN declaration, Nelson Mandela gave sixty-seven years of his life to bring much-needed change in South Africa.
To honor him, people all over the world are being asked to give a mere sixty-seven minutes today in service to others. One minute of your time for every year of Mandela's service to mankind.
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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon encourages all of us to take action on Mandela's ninety-fourth birthday. What better way to honor such a man than to give to others?
So join me today in giving an hour and seven minutes to do something kind for someone else. Make this a better day. It's a small thing to do and may mean so much to someone. We affect the lives of others in ways we may never know.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, NELSON MANDELA!
AND THANK YOU...