Nelson Mandela said:
“I have walked that long road to freedom. I have tried not to falter; I have made missteps along the way. But I have discovered the secret that after climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb. I have taken a moment here to rest, to steal a view of the glorious vista that surrounds me, to look back on the distance I have come. But I can only rest for a moment, for with freedom come responsibilities, and I dare not linger, for my long walk is not ended.”
Our hearts are filled with the fond memory of Nelson Mandela. We imagine him taking in that glorious vista, content with all that he has inspired and the path he had the astounding courage to blaze. We take a moment to honor him, knowing that the walk is not ended, but that those who continue to walk for freedom everywhere will be forever stronger through his memory.