Laserwolf Posted April 15, 2010 Report Share Posted April 15, 2010 [center][img]http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa43/mwe76/GATO/aclogo.png[/img][/center] [url=http://forums.cybernations.net/index.php?showtopic=54099]One year ago today[/url], marks the freedom of the Global Alliance and Treaty Organization from the Viceroyship of NPO. Today marks the anniversary of the end of the most trying time in GATO's history. A period of our history many thought would see the Global Alliance cease to exist. Today we remember the sacrifice made by friends that allowed our existence to remain. We remember the dedication and sacrifice paid by CSN, USN, and those in the [url=http://cybernations.wikia.com/wiki/Commie_Volunteer_Force]Commie Volunteer Force[/url] (Onikujo, ComradeCHE, Azreal, Redraider, Yuusha, & Cataduanes), and the ultimate sacrifice paid by our dear friends and allies in IAA. We are forever indebted to each of you. We also take time to remember the GATO leadership that led us through the Viceroy period: Dragonsphyre, MTTezla, Vlad Tepes/Morte, Kevlar, JMKeynes, & Wootmeister. Each of these individuals were in key positions at key moments during this time to hold us together. Our resolve was tested, our methods, and our traditions were tried but we held true to who were are even at SDRD's dismay of our liking for our Chatterbox. While this period of time was trying, we did make friends. The clash of cultures between NPO and GATO was one to behold, yet I believe we came away with a new found respect for each other. We made friends with Cortath, Mary, MariMassa, and yes even SDRD. Today, despite what others say, we are in better standing than in years before. We have learned from each other and our friendship is cordial and should be an example of two alliances who are able to bury the hatchet and live at peace with each other. This does not mean we have to be best friends but we can coexist together. Today marks an anniversary of the power of hope, loyalty, and unity. We have stood the test and live to tell the tale. Much has happened over the past year. We have renewed old friendships and made new friends. We have carved our own path back into the world. From being off the grid to being a sanctioned alliance, even it if was for a but a brief time, speaks volumes for the heart and resolve of our members. While we proudly wear the Global Alliance and Treaty Organization AA, we do not take for granted who we are. The new generation of GATOans hear the stories and know of our past both the good and the bad. Yet while hold to our traditions, we are a new GATO. A new attitude, with a new outlook, with a revived sense of who we are. Never forgetting where we came from, yet always mindful of what our decision today will bring us tomorrow. So we work, we love, we live, we strive to uphold our values of Strength in Unity, Honour in Justice. To those who wanted us gone, we are still here. To those who looked for the day of our return we are here. To our new friends and allies in IAA, ODN, Athens, VE, NSO, Silence, and CD, we are grateful for your friendship and do not take it for granted. What is our future now? Only we, the proud members of GATO, will determine that. We are setting our course and looking ahead to brighter days. We never assume that methodologies can do what only relationships can. It is both an honor and privilege to serve as the Assembly Chairman for GATO. -Laserwolf Assembly Chairman Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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