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Published:December 11th, 2013 15:39 EST
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Obama's Complete Nelson Mandela Memorial Speech: Video

By SOP newswire3

Today in Johannesburg, President Obama joined leaders from the United States and around the world at a national memorial service for former South African President Nelson Mandela.

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In President Obama`s remarks, he reflected on what Mandela meant to him personally, as well as to the people of South Africa, and urged all of us to remember Madiba`s legacy and contributions to humanity.

For the people of South Africa, for those he inspired around the globe, Madiba`s passing is rightly a time of mourning, and a time to celebrate a heroic life. But I believe it should also prompt in each of us a time for self-reflection.  With honesty, regardless of our station or our circumstance, we must ask:  How well have I applied his lessons in my own life?  It`s a question I ask myself, as a man and as a President. 

http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2013/12/10/remembering-nelson-mandela

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