Item 1512 - Honorary Citizenship from the State of Maryland

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ZA COM 2019-2-1-2-1512

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Honorary Citizenship from the State of Maryland

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  • 14 November 2001 (Creation)

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certificate

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Verified by: Lucia Raadschelders ; Date verified: 20/12/11

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Proclamation and award conferring upon Mr Mandela honorary citizenship in the State of Maryland, USA

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White certificate with multi-coloured State of Maryland seal and large gold State of Maryland seal. Mounted on black background in black frame with gold detailing. Taken out of frame for preservation

Certificate text is in black. Certificate text reads:
The State of Maryland
Proclamation
From the govenor of the State of Maryland
Salute to President Nelson R. Mandela
November 14, 2001
Whereas, Nelson r. Mandela has dedicated his life to the advancement of democracy and freedom, enduring decades of imprisonment for his commitment to these ideals; and
Whereas, he triumphed over adversity through temendous personal sacrifice and struggle to become the first democratically elected State President of South Africa in 1994; and
Whereas, He is a world-wide inspection to all who value the ideals of self-governement, demonstrating inspirational leadership, both in his home country and throughout the world; and
Whereas, He continues to be a respected and cherished voice for democracy, peace and humanity around the globe.
Now, therefore, I, Parris N. Glendening, Govenor of the State of Maryland, on the occasion of his visit to Maryland, do hereby confer upon President Nelson R. Mandela Honorary citizenship in the State of Maryland.

Given under my hand and the great seal of the State of Maryland, this 14th Day of november Two thousand and one
Signed by: Parris N. Glendening (Govenor) and Secretary of State

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Nelson Mandela Awards Database ID: A0180

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