Orlando Sentinel’s Central Florida 100: CELEBRATING MR. ROGERS

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Often surrounded these days by the good, the bad and the ugly, any attention directed to Fred Rogers, who graduated from Rollins College in 1951 is a welcome breath of fresh air. Photos were released by British sculptor Paul Day of his soon-to-be-unveiled statue of Mr. Rogers in the midst of his beloved children, called “A Beautiful Day for a Neighbor.” Life has gone on since Fred Rogers passed away in 2003, and its edges have become sharper; however, commemorating this kind and gentle man who modeled grace and inclusiveness for parents and children alike should never fade from view.

Originally posted for the Orlando Sentinel’s Central Florida 100.

Photo: Paul Day


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