Sadly, we recently attended the funeral of a dear family friend, Don Arnold, a man who deservedly wore the title of "pillar of the community." It seems we have lost too many of these recently, and I wonder where the next generation of community builders will come from.

His son Dave, who I believe will one day be a force to be reckoned with in Nebraska politics, gave his eulogy. The poise and character of this articulate young man gives me hope for the future, as does the legacy his father left behind.

Our friend lived by three abiding principles: Work hard; Have faith; Serve others.

Dave left us with a challenge. After our time of mourning is over, let's honor Don's legacy by living our lives according to the principles Don lived by.

Wouldn't our communities be wonderful places if everyone did?

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