Words on plain lines draw thoughts,
As the ink dries and the paper blots,
The letters imprint a story almost forgot,
Of heroes and heroines and the cause they fought.

They suffered with smiles of grit,
Our struggle reflecting through their sharp teeth,
Wading through wars and an unrelenting heat,
Driven by our hope of a foretold feat.

So we can share freely our diverse views,
So we can appreciate our diverse cultures,
So we can explore freely our beautiful land,
So we can be together as one.

Lest we forget the tears shed,
Lest we forget the blood shed,
Lest we forget the lives sacrificed,
By heroes and heroines and the cause they fought.

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