I had the immense privilege of having Miss Hamilton as my teacher in both 4th and 6th grades. I owe much of my success in engineering, in business, and in life to the lessons I learned in her classroom. Miss Hamilton taught us responsibility, accountability, and discipline, and though she presented a stern persona, I came to understand that her classroom presentation was born of a deep concern for her students, and required tremendous preparation and consistency. I often reflect on the fact that, had we not been in the midst of a segregated America, we might never have had access to this incredibly talented woman as our grade school teacher. Nowadays, she might well be serving as national security adviser or some other high level post. Instead, God's wisdom brought her to us, where she prepared a whole army of tough, talented warriors who were prepared to make our country a better place. Miss Hamilton, you have earned your place in Heaven, and I know you are dancing with the angels right now. Thank you. Thank you. A million times, thank you.