Sandra Higgins Stinson: Meeting Mandela

At President Clinton’s first inauguration, I was at a dinner of 500+people.

At the end as we were leaving, I saw Mr Mandela standing alone.

Feeling the need to say something, I introduced myself and said whatever came to mind about his courage, sacrifice, and contributions to peace in South Africa.

His response I will never forget: He said ” It honors me that you would say that.”

At that point I was so in awe that he was there and I had met him.

A memory I will treasure.


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