Let us not forget our friends
We’ve lost over the years.
The world cries, yet through the cost of you
You’ve calmed our hurt and fears.
You’ve cried for us, and fought for us
So now we cry for you
Your memory preserved in turn
For what you’ve had to do.
It was not fair you had to go
When through you we remain
You gave your life so we would live
Through your loss, we find gain.
Dear friends, you’ve left us with a faith
That all is not yet lost
Though you are gone, life still moves on
Through such a precious cost.
Let us not forget you, friends
Who, through your gift you gave
Protection, peace, perseverance, pride
To us, whose lives you save.
In memory of the lives lost on and after 9/11
And for all those who’ve given their lives so that we may freely live