While it is to be expected that we will look back and think of loved ones no longer with us, and perhaps of opportunities squandered or lost, it is the promise of the future that should command our greatest attention: to be able to experience new beginnings, to have another opportunity to fulfill that dream, to rekindle waning friendships, to strengthen family ties and values that we seek for ourselves. This and more is what the gift of a new year brings.
So as we begin this New Year, I want to express my deepest and most sincere appreciation for all the good work you do on behalf of AAAED and for your consummate efforts to expand access, opportunity and diversity within your work environments and within the communities in which you live. You are truly making our world a better place for all. It is my honor and privilege to call you my colleagues and friends.
Happy New Year!