How brave is the brother who defends our freedom with his life?
With an undying will, he defies our consciousness to evolve,
By throwing all our traditions of complacency into disorder,
So there may arise a remarkable vision to strengthen our resolve.
How blessed is the sister who serves humanity with her love?
She reminds us that we are spiritual beings on earthly soil;
Her patient hands heal the orphans, alone in their suffering,
While her compassionate heart lifts the slaves of poverty and toil.
So tonight, beneath the stars, breathe in the wind and rejoice
For tomorrow's dawn honors our resurgence with the colors of praise;
In the morning, we will begin the journey filled with optimism and
Branded with the belief that we are made from goodness' gaze.
Each footstep will be a pledge of principle, a pact of truthfulness;
To be candid, first with ourselves and always with each other,
Therein lies the key, for it means we can begin, here and now,
To rely upon the word and trust in the intentions of one another.
The pathway to peace may be uncomfortable, long and arduous;
During times of trouble, we may grow weary and lose our way,
But we are spun from the blood and bones of a sacred hope;
This is our lasting legacy, for we are the peacemakers of our day.