Does a legacy have to be something ever-lasting, tremendous and known to everyone?
Seven years ago I came to be stationed at McConnell AFB. It turned out to be my final assignment. Shortly after I arrived, I learned that the base had won an award, which included money to be used to improve the recreation programs on base. The base commander at the time decided to put some of that money toward making the base pool free for all members.
The next year, she decided to make sure to budget enough money to do it again, even without additional awards.
Now, in 2012, the pool is still free. And we still appreciate it.
I’m positive that our Colonel did plenty of other great things in her long career. How many of them left a legacy? At least one.
Does a legacy have to affect the whole world? No.