Jul 12 2011
by Bill Frist, MDThis weekend marks the celebration of the independence of a new nation, the Republic of South Sudan. A close friend, Ken Isaacs, was there to witness the joy:
"Today the Republic of South Sudan declared its independence from Sudan. Hundreds of thousands of people were present as well as dozens of dignitaries and international representatives.
There were parades of the various military units of the South. Youth groups, wounded veterans, police corps and other citizen groups also marched past the grandstand.
I have never seen or experienced such joy in Sudan. People cheered as loud as thunder. They sang and cried with tears of joy."