While on an assignment, I had the opportunity to meet Mr. Mandela in person several years ago. At the time I was in full work mode, so there was nothing but the briefest of greetings, however, he still extended me the courtesy of a firm handshake. Madiba was of those individuals who will be remembered in helping define this century.
Honor. Determination. Fortitude. Perseverance. Those are certainly qualities that the Executive Protection community can emulate.
May he rest in peace as he has certainly earned it.