Watch Robert Morgenthau's Moving Final Speech

An American legend, Robert Morgenthau has passed away, just days before his 100th birthday. A WWII hero, the greatest district attorney in American history, the leader for decades of the Police Athletic League, a longtime friend and mentor and inspiration. A powerful NY Times obituary:…/nyreg…/robert-morgenthau-dead.html

Just 4 weeks ago, 300 of New York's most notable figures gathered for Robert Morgenthau’s 100th birthday tribute. Many great speeches and toasts from New York's biggest names, there was even a special appearance from the President of the United States. At the end of the evening Bob Morgenthau gave his final speech. Watch below:

For decades he was the chairman of his beloved Police Athletic League of NYC. If you want to honor him, you can make a contribution to PAL at: