Hubert H. Humphrey “The Happy Warrior” Memorial Statue – Minnesota State Capitol Grounds – Saint Paul, Minnesota – 05/23/2018

Hubert H. Humphrey was the American Vice-President under President Lyndon B. Johnson.

He ran for president in 1968, but was unsuccessful against Richard Nixon.

Known as The Happy Warrior, Humphrey’s lasting legacy is one comprised of civil rights and social justice. He is considered to be one of the more prominent and effective midwestern leaders from the 1940’s through the 1970’s.

From Mayor of Minneapolis, to US Senator, to US Vice President, he never lost sight of making the world a better place for everyone.

Some of his notable quotes include:

“We have made progress. We’ve made great progress in every part of this country. We’ve made great progress in the South; we’ve made it in the West, in the North, and in the East. But we must now focus the direction of that progress towards the realization of a full program of civil rights to all.”

“To err is human. To blame someone else is politics.”

“The moral test of government is how that government treats those who are in the dawn of life, the children; those who are in the twilight of life, the elderly; and those who are in shadows of life, the sick, the needy, and the handicapped.”

And the last, is memorialized in this monument on the Minnesota State Capitol Grounds in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

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