Governor Snyder is weighing in on the loss of former South African President Nelson Mandela.  He died Thursday at the age of 95.  Snyder is asking all to join in mourning the man who he describes as courageous with convictions and vision that led to the abolishment of apartheid.  The governor went on to say that Mandella suffered greatly because of his principles, yet was undeterred in his lifelong mission to combat poverty and establish multi-racial elections in his country.  President Obama is also asking flags across the country be lowered in honor of Mandella.