Item 1503 - Offical Salute from Miami-Dade County

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ZA COM MR-T-1-4-1503


Offical Salute from Miami-Dade County


  • 15 July 2001 (Creation)

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Date accepted: 1999/03/09 , Verified by: Lucia Raadschelders ; Date verified: 21/12/11

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Certificate saluting Mr. Mandela's outstanding lifetime achievements from Miami-Dade County, USA

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Cream-coloured certificated mounted within a white folder embossed with the seal of Miami-Dade County, Florida, on the cover.

Certificate includes a color picture of the harbourfront and gold seal of Miami-Dade County, Florida.

The certificate, written in black and gold, reads:
Miami-Dade County Office of the Mayor and Board of County Commissioners
Hon. Nelson R. Mandela
Former President of South Africa
As Mayor of Miami-Dade County and on behalf of the Board of County Commissioners, I take great pleasure in presenting this official salute to recognition of your outstanding achievements as the former President of South Africa. In bestowing this salutation to you, it is appropriate to remember the long 27 years behind bars you suffered for your unwavering belief in justice and equality for all men. Hence, no better words can describe your character than the one stated by a famous American writer who once said: "Courage is grace under pressure."
On this 15th day of the month of July 2001, in Miami-Dade County, Florida
Signed by: Dorrin D Rolle (Commissioner District 2), Alex Penelas (mayor)

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General Inscription: Dorrin D Rolle (Commissioner District 2), Alex Penelas (mayor)

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Nelson Mandela Awards Database ID: A0064

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