Let us remember
and the smiles of those who now reside
beyond the veil of tears.
As we walk through our monuments and memorials,
As we sit and look at the blue sky
let us keep close to our hearts
those no longer with us.
Let us be the memory keepers.
Let us never forget:
Of those who walk beside us
now only in spirit.
So let us remember that day
and the chaos that descended upon us.
For we were forged in that crucible of unbearable grief.
We came out on the other side.
Let us be a walking testament
To the endurance of love,
To the banishment of hate.
Let us hold our loved ones memories
Forever in our hearts.
For the power of love