FAREWELL to our Fighter…


Muhammad Ali /ɑːˈliː/; was an American Olympic and professional boxer and activist. He is widely regarded as one of the most significant and celebrated sports figures of the 20th century.
Born: January 17, 1942, Louisville, KY
Died: June 3, 2016, Scottsdale, AZ
Spouse: Lonnie Ali (m. 1986–2016)
(Compliments of Wikipedia)
INFAMOUS Ali Quotes: 
Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.
He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.
The man who views the world at 50 the same as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life.

 Today at 3:00 p.m. as thousands gather to say their final farewells to one of the greatest fighters of all time, Muhammad Ali, what comes to mind for me is the literal, spiritual, and figurative meaning of the word FIGHTER. 

He not only fought in the ring, but fought for racial equality, religion, social justice, and flat out what was right in the world.
What do you fight for and believe in?  How can we as educators fight for our students in and out of the classroom? Can you reflect on a time where you had to stand up and fight for what you felt was right? 

Long live the champ. Rest in peace Muhammad Ali…



2 thoughts on “FAREWELL to our Fighter…

  1. What at amazing tribute for an amazing fighter, a fighter on every level like you said. I wish I had half his courage. Thanks for sharing this.

    • Thanks so much Jenny! Yes, he was so very inspirational. I can remember several times in my life where his quotes, determination, and will to live was mind blowing to me. I know he will forever live in all of our hearts. Rest on, Champ!

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