It is with a sad and heavy heart that today we learned of the passing of our fellow Rotarian and friend, Jacques Abels.  He loved Rotary and he loved his country.  He served both with dignity and honor.  Jacques story will be told many times over in the coming days and weeks by those whose lives he touched.  He was a humble, but proud man and always a gentleman.  He was a constant reminder of the sacrifice and commitment made by his generation during a time of great need.  Jacques, you will be missed, but not forgotten.  May you have fair winds and following seas.