Site Map Sample tribute to a special volunteer The sample tribute below has the elements of a classic speech honoring someone.
The mother of the year-old birthday girl called to tell me that not only did the audience react the right way in all the right places, but also her daughter loved the speech, from beginning to end.
You can't ask for more than that kind of response. Better yet, it's the type of speech that you can easily adapt for your daughter. Talk about a sweet sixteen! I can hardly believe it. Today is your 16th birthday celebration. I find that incredible. I find you incredible. Don't worry, I won't get all gushy about how great you are.
I'll only talk about how beautiful you are.
I promise not to embarrass you with the kind of things that go on greeting cards and "Hang in there" kitty posters. But turning 16 is something else. You're no longer a child. This I know well. I have watched you grow up — literally.
Now, today, filled with hopes and dreams, you stand on the verge of becoming a woman. And it warms my heart to see you, my beautiful daughter, blossom before my eyes.
Rhonda, today will likely go down as one of the best days of your life. I hope that, one day years from now, you will look back and remember this special birthday as a bright and happy moment in your life, with your family and friends there to share wholeheartedly in your joy.
Kidding aside, we are your biggest fans and only wish you the best life has to offer. Nothing less, because today is the start of a fun, exciting and rewarding journey for you. You are an extraordinary year-old girl. You have a wonderful quality of independence that I value and respect. The power to achieve is in every nerdy fiber of you, whether you're spending hours at the "Math Club" or obsessing over every aspect of any school project.
You are a unique individual with unique tastes, so it gives me great pleasure to know that you love everything Hollywood, because I also think you have great taste — lots of it, in fact — especially when it comes to fine cuisine or traveling around the world with a bunch of middle-aged women like me, your Mom, and all my friends.
And you are wonderfully tenacious when you want something, like whenever you try to persuade me to give you a credit card or get you a dog, which you finally did…after years and years of trying. Seriously, though, your friends and your family — me, your sister, your brother and, if he was here today, your Dad — are so proud of you, because we see so much potential in you and we know that you can do anything you really want, because unlike so many other kids your age, you know what you want to do in life.
You really want to sink your teeth into a whole world of possibilities, and that makes us happy because we know you will never leave anyone down in the mouth, just a trail of infectious smiles.
We know you will be yourself. You will be brave. You will be honest.Examples of Dedications Dedication examples You've written your book, passed out from joy, and woken up—and now you need to write a dedication to that person (or those people) that made it .
Writing a tribute to honor someone who has made a remakable contribution or accomplished something extraordinary to improve a community is an honor.
This page gives you an example of a sample tribute with an outline you can use to make your own speech. “A tribute is something that you do, say, or build to show that you respect and admire someone or something”.
OR “It is a gift, declaration or other acknowledgement of gratitude, respect or admiration”. How to Write a Speech About Someone Else. During your career, you may be required to write a speech about someone else for many reasons. It may be to honor someone at a retirement function or give the final remembrances in a eulogy.
Delivering a speech at your Eagle Scout graduation ceremony is an honor, and an opportunity to recap your scouting experience while giving thanks to those who have helped you along the way. However, writing a retirement speech takes time, a little research and lots of admiration.
It is a duty, but it can also be a joy. Retirement speeches praise the retiree, but they should get beyond what is called “the Girl Scout effect,” in which you list adjectives to describe the person.