Cher Ami, the World War I carrier pigeon that didn't know the meaning of the word quit. She was the last chance for more than 500 men trapped behind enemy lines without food or ammunition. Thrust into flight she carried a message tied to her leg back to head quarters. She flew through a hail of German machine gun fire only to be shot down. She rose again to more gun fire, but 65 minutes and 25 miles later she arrived back at head quarters with her message. She had been shot through the breast, blinded in one eye, and one leg hung precariously to her by a tendon. Cher Ami brings new meaning to the word "tough". Thoughts of Cher Ami remind me that quitting is not an option.