KEEPING THE FLAME ALIVE
"The light that has guided us all these years has been extinguished.
We have lost our founding father Mr Lee Kuan Yew, who lived and breathed Singapore all his life.
He and his team led our pioneer generation to create this island nation, Singapore...
We have all lost a father. We grieve as one people, one nation. But in our grief, we've displayed the best of Singapore. Ordinary people going to great lengths to distribute refreshments and umbrellas to the crowd and help one another in the queue late into the night. Citizen soldiers, Home Team officers, cleaners, all working tirelessly round the clock. Our shared sorrow has brought us together and made us stronger and more resolute.
We come together not only to mourn, we come together also to rejoice in Mr Lee Kuan Yew's long and full life and what he has achieved with us, his people in Singapore. We come together to pledge ourselves to continue building this exceptional country. Let us shape this island nation into one of the great cities in the world reflecting the ideals he stood for, realising the dreams he inspired and worthy of the people who have made Singapore our home and nation."
- Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, in his eulogy at the state funeral for Mr Lee Kuan Yew