We are crushed with excruciating anguish and unfathomable loss for the thousands of lives that were taken from this beloved country in a homicidal war of destruction. We wonder how to move forward without the heart and soul of those people, who touched our lives in remarkable ways through their time, service and contributions to the world.
They leave behind a legacy of unforgettable courage and strength that can never be replaced. We will feel their passion and spirit at work in our daily lives. We will look for their faces in our homes and each corner of the universe. Although their time here should have been longer, their spirits shall live within us forever. We love and miss them.
As we begin to rebuild our shattered society, we must work harder to create peace and equality among all people. Only then can we move toward our vision of creating a brighter tomorrow.
AMY S. PIERCE