Nelson Mandela International Day was established to honor the man who lived his life in service to his community, his country, and the world. Celebrated on his birthday, Mandela Day honors not only the man and his life of service, but represents the importance of the actions we take everyday. Mandela understood the power of service, as in his words he expressed,
“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.” – Nelson Mandela
As I celebrate Mandela Day, I am reminded of the importance of service and the need for all of us to take action. Our Volunteer Brigade is looking for people to do just that, take action. Continue to serve, celebrating Mandela Day today and everyday.