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Governor Wolf Pays Tribute to Former Sen. Harris Wofford

first_img Press Release,  Statement Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf made the following remarks while paying tribute to former Sen. Harris Wofford today at his memorial service in Washington, D.C.:“Hello and thank you for being here today.“I’m here for two reasons: To pay tribute to a Pennsylvanian who honored the commonwealth by his service, and, second, to pay tribute to a human being who was an inspiration to me.“On both, I extend my deepest condolences to all who loved him, and I want to thank Harris’ family for sharing him with us.“His life story is a remarkable one. He seemed to always be where something important was happening – and as he lived his life – the important things that were happening had a lot to do with him.“Thus, he and Clair traveled to India soon after its independence, where they met most of the key leaders of that independence movement.“He was Father Hesburgh’s lieutenant on the Civil Rights Commission. He brought Gandhian non-violence to Martin Luther King Jr.’s attention. He convinced JFK of the need to take civil rights seriously, including his famous phone call to Coretta Scott King.“He helped Sargent Shriver found his Peace Corps. He was a college president – twice. He served in Gov. Robert Casey’s cabinet. He was a U.S. senator.“In all these things, he made our world a much better one, and it was truly a great thing that some of the chapters of his distinguished life had a connection to Pennsylvania.“All of us in Pennsylvania remember him with great appreciation, and we mourn his passing.“I got to know him through our shared commitment to the Peace Corps. He was one of its founders. I was a volunteer.“He was possessed by the idea – and the practice – of service.“From the Peace Corps to the Citizen Service Project to public service, he judged himself and the people he knew by their willingness to serve.“Like many others here today, I was privileged to know him. And, I was privileged to see firsthand how his passion for serving others made the lives of so many of us better.“As Harris said in his last words on the Senate floor, ‘My thoughts tonight are most of all on how lucky I have been; how very lucky.’“Actually, Harris, we who knew you were the lucky ones.” SHARE Email Facebook Twitter March 02, 2019center_img Governor Wolf Pays Tribute to Former Sen. Harris Woffordlast_img read more


first_imgTHE COUNTDOWN is on to tomorrow’s Harvey’s Point Bluestack Challenge.This sponsored hill-walk was established to raise funds to support People with Special Needs in County Donegal.On Saturday, walkers, comprising of people from the four corners of Ireland and beyond,  will arrive at Harvey’s Point to take part in the Bluestack Challenge Walk. Members of organisations, sports clubs, businesses and charities are being positively encouraged by the Bluestack Foundation to join in the fun – either as individuals or as groups or to offer sponsorship to anyone they know is participating.  Such donations can be made through the Challenge web site (click here www.hpbc.ie) where you can donate money to any individual walker, allowing donations to be made from all around the world.You can also contact the office on 074 97 40828 (office hours) or Mobile 087 1226612 and request an application form or make a donation.Alternatively information can be obtained by emailing walk@hpbc.ie.The Harvey’s Point Bluestack Challenge 2011 Walk is both a ‘fun’ walk and a ‘sponsored’ walk. Patrick McBrearty, of the Bluestack Special Needs Foundation said: “To date we have walkers registered from 29 counties in Ireland while others are traveling from the UK and the USA.“This year’s walk is the most spectacular yet.  We will take walkers to the highest point in the Bluestacks and then to visit the site of the World War II plane crash.“Although going to the highest point, we have identified a route that will make it possible for walkers of all abilities (with a reasonable level of fitness) to complete this challenge.“Our team of experienced guides will be backed up by Civil Defence and Mountain Rescue, while our organizing committee will ensure a very enjoyable experience in terms of facilities and refreshments.“Tea, coffee and scones will be provided at the start of the walk to get everyone off to a good start. At the first major stop, the army will serve up breakfast baps, again with tea or coffee. “En route to the summit we will have regular water stops and possibly a few surprises. Our goal on the day is to make this a most enjoyable experience for all.“Every contribution makes a difference and funds raised will go towards making a positive change in the lives of People with Special Needs throughout County Donegal.”COUNTDOWN ON TO SATURDAY’S BIGGEST BLUESTACK CHALLENGE EVER! was last modified: June 17th, 2011 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more