Presidents and dignitaries gathered in Washington on Wednesday to remember Madeleine Albright
the first woman to serve as US secretary of state
while drawing upon her life’s work to warn of the increasing precariousness of freedom and democracy.
Family members and colleagues of Albright shared loving and affectionate memories
of her during the funeral service at Washington National Cathedral
while US leaders reflected on her legacy.
Freedom endures against all odds in the face of every aggressor
because there are always those who will fight for that freedom
US president Joe Biden said in his eulogy of Albright
who died of cancer last month at the age of 84. “In the 20th and 21st century
freedom had no greater champion than Madeleine Korbel Albright.”