Some navigate through the world making grand entrances; they splash on the scene with the force of a tsunami and quickly recede. Bonnie interacted with the world as a dramatic force, yet she was void of the overpowering need to be in the spotlight. She embodied a quiet resolve, which focused on family and the freedoms of this country.
Bonnie was tireless in her behind the scenes endeavors to bring information to Northwest Indiana Patriots, spending hours checking details and making sure the information she presented was reflective of the issues without bias, which is more difficult then it may sound. Bonnie never took credit for the amazing work she did on behalf of NWIP, rather she was the steady, trustworthy and focused Patriot who toiled on behalf of others and this country.
She alone chronicled the history of our local movement through her emails and blog posts providing spirit and body for each event. Her ability to capture words and create meaningful images provided a living history in this time of concern. Those unable to attend found themselves, through her updates, capable of embracing the energy of the individual experience and connected to the larger emotions which embody the love of country. Her sacrificing nature and humble demeanor was not that of a tsunami, rather it embodied the quiet force of the Colorado River as it winds through the Grand Canyon with purpose, clarity and beauty.
You will be dearly missed by the many patriots whose hearts you touched and who felt connected through your mastery of words.
I ask you to join me tonight in lighting a candle, in memory of this self-sacrificing woman, a dedicated patriot and dear friend.