As the soot and dirt and ash rained over us,
We became one colour.
As we carried each other down the stairs of the burning building,
We became one class.
As we lit candles of hope and rememberance,
We became one generation.
As the firefighters and the police officers fought their way into the inferno,
We became one gender.
As we fell to our knees in prayer and strength,
We became one faith.
As we whispered or shouted words of encouragement,
We spoke one language.
As we gave our blood in lines a mile long,
We became one body.
As we mourned together the great loss,
We became one family.
As we cried tears of rage and grief,
We became one soul.
As we with pride the sacrifice of heroes,
We became one people,
We are One colour, One class, One generation, One gender
One faith, One language, One body, One family, One soul,
KEEPING THE HERITAGE ALIVE