R.I.P. Muhammad Ali
Just passed away in the last few hours!
I myself was not a boxing fan, BUT he was an amazing man!
Prayers for your family, friends, and fans.
Donna I intend to get Time Magazine I love a good read. In many ways he was more then
a fighter. May he RIP and prayers to his family.
I just received a Special TIME magazine on Ali yesterday ……… if you get a chance, it’s a GREAT read. It explains so much – the ‘why’ on the draft and many other wonderful insights
to Ali that I bet alot of us never knew …… he was so much more than a Boxer 🙂
Boxing is a contact sport, much like mixed martial arts is today. I’ve always been a fan of boxing. Growing up in my home, Muhammad Ali was the big kahuna and my family always rooted for Ali.
Rest In Peace, Ali!
The world lost a great man . I recall resturants refusing to serve Ali after he won the Olympics due to his race . I am not a follower of the muslim faith , but the man was so much more . I will never Judge anyone that refuse the draft . Even during war, segregation was live and kicking in the Military. I will never forget the stories my uncle shared after his tour .
I see no reason to speak on his miltary service in a RIP topic . I pray his family can grieve in peace .
Thanks for the topic TREKKY . JMO :heart:
Thanks for your post Trekky. Maybe a lot of people don’t realize how much Muhammad Ali did for so many people here and around the world, in addition to his boxing career. And we all should remember that there are many prominent people who did avoid the draft because they had influential families to get them out of it. Those others who conscientously objected to the draft, not just avoided out of convenience, faced consequences. He served jail time and lost a lot of his earnings, title, and ability to compete in the ring for some time. And some segments of society wanted to make an example of him, for many reasons. He didn’t have the influence nor perceived rights of some others to avoid the consequences of not obeying draft orders. There is a difference. But maybe what sums his life’s focus as a human being, is summed up in one of my favorite quotes of his: “Service to others is the rent we pay for a room on Earth” (may not be exact but that’s the just of it). He may not have served in the military for his reasons, but he became a great humanitarian and served to help all people after retiring from boxing. RIP Muhammad Ali.
I am not a boxing fan either, but Ali was a great boxer. He may have refused to be drafted, but he was just standing up for his convictions. In his later years he was a big humanitarian and had many charities that he was involved with.
Rip Ali and prayers for your family.
Born Cassisus Clay he was a great boxer:)
Its sad when things happen to people in this way:)
I remember not liking him because he couldn’t keep his Lip Zip:)
But that was part of his personality:)
Harold was a boxing fan:)
I was not much of one more like watch boxing because my dad would when I was younger:)
Peace and love and May God Bless his family going through trying times of losing their father and husband 🙂
Thank you for sharing this great post:)
This nation and its military recognize ”conscious objectors”. Muhammad Ali was Never a dodger. He proudly and loudly declared himself an ‘Objector’. ….. I believe it was his finest moment. It was the moment when he proved that he was ‘The Greatest’ on earth. I was a young child, but I was then as I am now ….. very proud of him. Thanks, Ali. – Rest in His peace, Cassius Clay.
Muhammad Ali RIP! What a fighter!
May God rest Muhammad Ali’s soul in heaven with Him.
wow!!! he was a fighter until the end. love you muhammad ali!!! rest in dear peace, my friend. prayers to his daughter and family during this difficult time. oh, sigh.. xoxo (psandbtw, muhammad ali struggled with parkinson’s disease for 34 years. he received the diagnosis in 1984- three years after he announced his formal retirement from boxing.)
I don’t have a problem with him not want to go to WAR my husband is a Vietnam Vet he was a man a young man when they wanted him to go there are a lot of men who didn’t go to the service their families were able to protect them from that. He went to jail so him not going was his choice. For religious reasons there are things people won’t do so be it far as I am concerned. Now a days there is no draft and perhaps there should be . He took care of his childen and made a life for himself doing what he liked for that I will always admire him because family was first. So the giant of a man who did so much for lots of people I wish his soul eternal rest.
His passing is such sad news. I always admired his self-confidence. RIP Muhammad Ali. :heart:
I am a boxing fan and he was what he claimed he was “The Greatest” as a boxer. I know many people who respect and admire him. As a military man I am not one of them. I sure am not happy to see anyone die, but to me he was, and will always be, nothing more than a celebrity draft dodger…Sorry. and prayers to his family.
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