Leonard Nimoy will always be remembered for the character he played for almost fifty years on television and the movie screen. Spock is so iconic that everyone, even those who aren’t fans of Star Trek, know who he is, and Boston, Massachusetts wants to honor the man behind the Vulcan. Boston Mayor, Mary Walsh, is declaring March 26th, what would have been Nimoy’s 90th birthday, Leonard Nimoy Day.
Nimoy was always proud of his city and never hesitated to share that pride, and in 2012, he was awarded an honorary degree from Boston University. When he attended the university to receive his honorary Doctor of Human Letters at the university’s 139th commencement, he gave the Convocation address to the College of Fine Arts graduates, telling them to “Give us the best of your art. We crave it, we hunger for it,” before signing off with “Live long and prosper.” Nimoy certainly gave us the best of his his art which makes this proclamation fitting.
His daughter, Julie Nimoy, shared the news, an image of the proclamation, and her gratitude to Boston on her Twitter account.
The proclamation states, in part, that “this proclamation is presented to Leonard Nimoy to serve as a reminder that, although he has passed, he will always be remembered as a valued constituent, dedicated to both the arts and his community.”
Julie Nimoy also added the hashtags “NimoyCOPDfilm and #COPD to continue to bring awareness to the disease that claimed her father’s life in February 2015. In death, as in life, Leonard Nimoy continues to change the world, to change humanity, and to make a positive impact upon the people he wanted to live long and prosper.
If there is one thing you can do in honor of Leonard Nimoy on March 26th, it’s watch the documentary “Remembering Leonard Nimoy” which is available on Amazon Prime.