To those who have passed afore me
I give remembrance.
Your sacrifices, your lives, your very being
I can only hope that my actions
allow me to
stand as tall as you once did.
Your spirits live in the hearts
of those who loved you.
Your memories echo in the minds
of those whom you touched.
May your rest aeternal grant you
the peace, knowing that
future generations continue to live, to love
all because of you.
I kneel before you and pay homage.
An act of supplication and submission.
Your wisdom continues to guide me.
Your memory rests its hand on my shoulder.
Today I remember.
Tomorrow I will never forget.
Until my time comes
and I join you in spirit.