(ConservativeStar.com) – Celebrities, notable public figures, and even politicians often play a major role in our lives. While we might not know them personally, they become just as much a part of the fabric of our existence as an extended family member or colleague. Perhaps that’s why some of us feel their loss so acutely when they pass on.
While we may never be able to bring them back, we can work together to keep important public figures alive in our memories. Please join us in remembering these noteworthy individuals taken from us over the last year.
- Charley Pride — This country music crooner scored 52 separate Top 10 hits between 1966 and 1987. But even after going into semi-retirement, Pride remained a classic favorite for countless Americans. He passed away at the age of 86 on December 12.
- Ruth Bader Ginsburg — Often referred to as “The Notorious R.B.G., ”Ginsburg’s position on many tough issues didn’t necessarily jive well with many on the Right. Yet, her 27-year tenure deeply affected the Supreme Court and legal system in undeniable ways, winning her bipartisan respect. The 87-year-old passed away from pancreatic cancer on September 18.
- Charlie Daniels — American singer-songwriter Charlie Daniels skyrocketed to fame in the mid-70s, at one point even recording music with Bob Dylan. He was also an outspoken supporter of veterans and the pro-life movement. Daniels passed away from a stroke on July 6.
- Herman Cain — This former Republican presidential candidate was at heart a businessman but was a constant in the political world. An outspoken supporter of President Trump, the GOP, and Conservatism, he often drew ire from the Left for his views but refused to back down. Cain passed away at age 74 on July 30.
- Alex Trebek — Though originally Canadian, this beloved Jeopardy! host also held American citizenship and believed strongly in Republican values. He also donated to GOP leaders and their campaigns multiple times. Trebek lost his battle with pancreatic cancer on November 8.
Whether you’ve lost a beloved public figure, or someone a little closer to home, the best way to honor their memory is by sharing their stories with others. Or, you can take up the torch and fight the good fight for their beliefs. We all have so much to learn from these people.
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