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Monday, February 4, 2013

Today Is The One Year Anniversary Of The Passing Of Florence Green And The One-Hundred Year Anniversary Of The Birth Of Rosa Parks

February 4 ... on this day one year ago, Florence Green departed this Earth and on this day one-hundred years ago, Rosa Parks entered this Earth. Exactly who are these women and what did they do?

Florence Green was born in Edmonton, London in England on February 19, 1901. At the age of seventeen, Florence joined the Women's Royal Air Force during World War One and eventually became the absolute Last Surviving Veteran of The Great War. Florence signed up with the WRAF because she wanted to do her part for the War Effort. She passed away on February 4, 2012.

Rosa Parks was born in Tuskegee, Alabama in the United States Of America on February 4, 1913. At the age of forty-two, Rosa refused to give up her seat on a bus and her refusal helped usher in the Civil Rights Movement in America. Rosa did not stand up for her belief ... she sat down for her belief and talk of her act of defiance was heard all over the world. She passed away on October 24, 2005.

The previous two paragraphs describe quite succinctly what these two women did and this is how they will be remembered forevermore. Florence Green stood up to the challenge of her day and Rosa Parks sat down to the challenge of her day.

How will you be remembered? By watching the super bowl ... or as I call it, the stupid bowl or the toilet bowl? By drinking alcohol? By doing drugs? What will you leave behind and is that how you wish to be remembered?

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