On this memorial day we would like to just take a few minutes and say how grateful we are for all of the people who have come before us. They have helped create the world in which we live.
On a hike this morning up Neffs Canyon there were some old water pipes that got me thinking about all the work that many people throughout history have put in to make my city great. At the end of the hike there was a spot with an amazing view of the city. It was really spectacular. Being enclosed by the canyon, yet still having such a prospect of the city was really unique. It really got me thinking about the people who have spend over 150 years building the valley. Salt Lake City has one of the most amazing setting in the world.
But I digress.
Often Architects say I did this project. Or in my more archi-nerd circles we talk about this architect or that architect as if they have designed a project all on their own. But as we all know that even small projects have MASSIVE teams that need to work in concert in order to make a project successful. And that doesn't even considered the millions of people throughout history who have worked to created the systems that we use to build today.
I feel fortunate to be able to part of the process of building, and are grateful for all the people (past and present) who have played a part in helping to make that possible. We all truly stand on the shoulder of those that came before.