Thursday, April 7, 2011

17 years later...

seventeen years have passed, and the people of rwanda are going about the business of building our future. honouring memory, without being paralyzed by the past. telling our stories so that they may continue to be that we never forget. rebuilding our country and our people so that we are empowered to ensure that the horror of genocide may never again be repeated. 

today, we remember the lives lost over the course of 100 days in 1994. 
today, we honour the lives of those lost in the years leading up to the genocide. 
today, we pray for the survivors, as their struggle continues.
today, we pledge to preserve our dignity and uphold the truth.
and whether or not we can ever understand how such horror of such magnitude took, we remember and we vow, 'never again'.  

'i'll never understand' by shad