They say that the good die young. As the graduating class of 2004, no harder does that hit home for all of us. Over the years, we have grown together as a family, and when we lose someone that was close to us, we are hurt deeply within our hearts. We wish things could have turned out differently and feel that maybe we could have done something to change things. The one thing we can do is keep the memories of the ones we loved close to our hearts. We may never see them again in person, but the memories we have are the next best thing.
During tough times, I often look to the Good Book for answers. When Dan passed away, it was the first place I went to try to ease the pain. The main thing that I found that helped me pull through and the prospect that someday, we will meet up again. Dan, as well as Shane Volkmuth and David Stegnar are in a better place now and we can look forward to seeing them in the future. Until that day comes though, every one of us should try our best to live life to the fullest. No one knows when our time will end on this Earth, but if we stay strong, nothing will hold us down.
As we walk the line tonight, take time to remember the loved ones we've lost. Because as we go our separate ways, our lives will change, but our memories will always stay the same. Thank You.
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