U.S. takes significant steps rid world of land mines

Princess Diana’s legacy still inspires debate. The royal cover girl who historically sold greater numbers of magazine issues than any other celebrity was no more or less flawed than most human beings – just a lot more privileged and popular.

One positive legacy continues, however. The United States recently paid tribute to Lady Di’s unwavering and highly visible fight to eradicate anti-personnel land mines.

In a keynote address she delivered to the Mines Advisory Group a couple of months prior to her death, she said, “The mine is a stealthy killer. Long after the conflict is ended, its innocent victims die or are wounded singly, in countries of which we hear little.” (read more)