Nelson Mandela Turns 95, Inspires Community Service

The former South African president remains hospitalized while many celebrate his birthday.
2:04 | 07/18/13

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America this morning. Wishes are pouring in from around the world for Nelson Mandela -- icon is suspending his 95 birthday in the hospital. It's also Nelson Mandela international day -- people are being urged to mark this occasion with community service. -- -- arena nine and is in Pretoria. -- Diana people. The world have come here outside Pretoria hospital where Nelson Mandela remains on his 95 birthday to pay their respects to the man. Who helped bring down a part time thinking for -- You can't stand. South Africans have been asked to celebrate Mandela's life by offering 67 minutes of their time to do charity projects -- community service. 67 is a number of years Mandela served his country through public service prison in politics. -- -- -- -- remains in critical but stable condition. Family members tell ABC news even from his hospital bed he's galvanized by the well wishes. They are impressed how he continues to remain as a man in charge of his destiny. South African president Jacob Zuma is office is also -- touch with Mandela's doctors the family will host a lunch at the hospital today -- sing happy birthday. Followed. I didn't. Nine. -- -- -- Even President Obama released a statement saying his family was deeply moved by the recent visit to Mandela's former prison cell on -- island. And will forever draw strength and inspiration from his extraordinary example of moral courage kindness and humility. Today also marks the fifteenth wedding anniversary for Nelson Mandela and his third -- -- -- Michelle who he married when he turned eighty years old. Friends and Stanley say it is her unrelenting love and support that has helped carry Mandela did the last few years of his life. John and Diana hiring -- thank you.

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