Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Inspirational Words from John Furlong

At the conclusion of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games, VANOC CEO John Furlong said this of the volunteers:

To the men and women in the blue jackets, you are the undisputed heroes of these Games.  The Class of 2010.  A perfect team, you have behaved with great dignity, poured your hearts and souls into every task.  You smiled, you cheered and you filled the hearts of our visitors with friendship and good will.

For many of you who toiled behind the scenes, no thanks will ever be enough . . . .  You were tested again and again and reminded us all every day that there isn’t a force that can sustain itself against the full thrust of a determined human heart.

May your contribution here be worn as a badge of honour for the rest of your lives. For you have, through your service, defined for all to see what it is to be a proud, generous Canadian [or honourary Canadian].

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