Herb Kelleher was one of those incredible individuals whose life perfectly intercepted with history. He came along at a time when the airline industry was deregulating and made the most of that opportunity. While it is true that Herb is no longer with us, he is not gone. Everywhere I look I see the living vision of Herb and Colleen. Pretty much everything I have I owe to him, so even when I am at home I see his provision. We all owe him our homes, our retirements, our health care, our futures, and our children's futures. Without the foundation that Herb created, I wouldn't have some of the most treasured people in my life; that is, you, my friends and fellow Southwest coworkers. And yes, he was a great man, but far more. He was generous and considerate. He always placed us and this airline above himself. You may not know this, but when he was defending Southwest in court in those early years, Herb paid the company's court costs out of his own pocket. And those court costs where sizable.He remembered thousands of our names. Not just because he had an incredible mind, but because he wanted to. Every employee, no matter what their position, was not only important but valuable to him. He taught us all how to be great leaders, if we would only choose to follow his example. We have not only lost a great man, but the best employer a person could ever have. An airline builder and CEO to put Howard Hughes, Juan Trippe and Sir Branson to shame. He was a man more in love with aviation than most of the young pilots growing up today. And in many cases, we have lost a true friend. My heart is broken. I was informed of his passing in the jetway in El Paso. I ate alone in the hotel that night. Across the table was a glass of Wild Turkey, sitting in front of an empty chair. When I left it was still full. It was my last dinner and drink with Herb. May God Bless Herb Kelleher. The world he changed will never fully understand who it has lost. That is the mark a truly great man.