The inventor of the black box has died. You know how I feel about obituaries: they are the signposts of our lives, and tell us who we are—while telling us a lot about our times. I'd like to ask that you read about the life of Dr. David Warren—a life of tragedy and great accomplishment. His invention is aloft right now on thousands of passenger aircraft. We are all the better for him having been among us.
We hope you can join us here tonight.