We recently encountered the latin phrase, "amici probantur rebus adversis" which is attributed to the Roman philosopher Cicero and translates to, "friends are proved by adversity". This gave us pause and we were reminded of the corollary, "a fair weather friend changes with the wind". Together these two sayings mean that we can judge who are our real friends (versus acquaintances) in difficult times.
Time and again radio amateurs have proved that they are indeed good friends to their communities facing adversity. Hams provide emergency communication services to help those in need. The Amateur Radio Service is there when all else fails. So too are the radio amateurs.
Kudos to you friends. We are grateful knowing you will be there when the going gets tough.