Today, at Bowie City Hall, the flags of our nation, our state and our city have been lowered to half-staff in honor and memory of Nelson Mandela, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, former president of South Africa, and world citizen.
The City Council of Bowie joins with people of every race and nation in extending our deepest condolences to the Mandela family, to the citizens of South Africa and to the world community, for their loss.
Mandela’s actions and sacrifices ultimately lifted up the lives of millions and his ability to forgive those who wronged him inspired us. He dedicated his life to helping others, and his fight for peace, equality, and overall human dignity reached far beyond the borders of South Africa.
The City of Bowie joins the world in remembering Nelson Mandela not only as a great man and a great leader, but as a shining example of the basic goodness in men. His legacy will be long lasting.