Saturday, February 01, 2003

"The Explorers" by Kevin Hopper

You flung your bodies into the void, to seek understanding of the mysteries of our universe.
You began your journey without fear, carried out your duties in the hope of improving life for all of mankind.
You were an integral part of an elite team, that faced the unknown, like the heroes of ancient lore.
We, the people of Earth, salute your courage, and your ultimate sacrifice.
We, the people of Earth, mourn your passing, and send our deepest sympathies to your families and loved ones.
Tears were shed, and hearts were heavy, as we heard the news of your passing into the ultimate uncharted territory.
God speed, and peace to you, on your final journey.