Victory. Triumph. Beginning.
Each of those words are associated with the number One. In the last 365 days, we have seen a many number of victories, triumphs, and beginnings.
Today, that number has a special meaning: First. May 1, 2020 isn’t just a date, it’s a celebration of a beginning. In the midst of hardships, strife, and uncertainty, we take a moment to celebrate.
One year ago today, eight game managers banded together and launched the 22nd Fleet. Since that time, our membership has grown in droves, and it still continues to grow today. When we founded this group, we couldn’t have expected to come as far as we have in such a short period of time. And it’s all because of you.
We cannot express how massive our gratitude is to every Player and every Game Manager in our organization. Words simply cannot do it justice. What makes me the happiest is that each and every one of you have found a great place to write, create, collaborate, and more.
If we have one regret, it is that current events in today’s society have prevented us from organizing a special event to commemorate this occasion. We have several members who have been exposed to COVID-19, some diagnosed, and we all are still having to navigate and acclimate to this “new normal.” When situations change and calm down, we will be holding a belated celebration event.
In the meantime, be on the lookout this weekend for a special announcement connected to our first anniversary.
Wherever you are, I ask now that you raise a glass containing whatever it is that you’re drinking. Here’s to an outstanding first year with the 22nd Fleet. And here’s to the future, the real final frontier!