State Department Honors the Memory of Colin Powell

Secretary Blinken remembers him as an “extraordinary leader and great man.”

U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken honored the memory of former Secretary of State Colin Powell. General Powell died from COVID-19 on Monday. Secretary Blinken recognized the amazing career of service that Secretary Powell offered the United States, calling him, “an extraordinary leader and great man.”

Secretary Blinken stated in his homage, “Today is a sad day for us here at State, especially for all those who worked for and with Secretary Powell, and we’ll never forget the experience.” He went on to say, “Colin Powell dedicated his extraordinary life to public service because he never stopped believing in America. And we believe in America in no small part because it helped produce someone like Colin Powell.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For those serving in the State Department to be inspired by General Powell’s life and service.
  • For discernment for Secretary Blinken in his role as top U.S. diplomat.
  • That God would comfort the loved ones of the former secretary of state as they grieve.

Sources: AP, State Department


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