If words could resurrect the dead,
we would speak those words today.
If war was a solution to problems,
we would have no problems today.
If the past were not part of the present,
we would not be here today.
Today we recall all those names
who gave their lives to country
so that we might enjoy our liberty.
Let the memory of their courage
give us hope that their determination
is our bright, shining future,
that our future is worthy
of their singular dedication.
Today as we put flowers on graves,
plant a flower in your heart.