“Not all the water in the rough rude sea
Can wash the balm from an anointed King;”
― William Shakespeare, Richard II
You gave more in good faith than many had faith to receive it. You served with distinction and honor. Your principles, of highest quality, never sullied your reputation or theirs. You held all as equals even when they held you in contempt. Your character is beyond reproach. May you again find the joy sacrificed on their account; may they find the courage never to forget it. Be well.