Our Final Respects to the Great Mr. Lee Kuan Yew. Thank you Sir.
Today Singapore paid their final respects to our founding Prime Minister, Mr. Lee Kuan Yew. With sadness we said farewell to the man that had such great vision for Singapore 50 years ago and saw it through.
People lined the streets to say good bye and as the fighter jets flew over head in commemoration the skies opened up and poured and it seemed so fitting that there should be rain for the last time that Mr. Lee Kuan Yew would make his way through the streets of the city.
I stood shoulder to shoulder in the downpour with Singaporeans feeling the loss and the pride. As his clear carriage went past with the red and white flagged draped over the coffin, the crowd waved, some knelt and tears were shed. One man next to me powerfully shouted out “Lee Kuan Yew!” with respect and emotion. What else could be said. His tone said it all for those who were without words.
You could feel the enormity of what had happened. As the cortege passed and the crowd started to break apart, singing pierced through the sound of the rain and you could hear beautiful voices clearly singing Majula Singapura, the national anthem. People stopped in their tracks to be quiet and listen.
We remember this great man today. Sad that he has gone and is no longer with us in the country that he so passionately fought for but we also look around and are grateful. What an amazing country we get to call home. Thank you
Mr. Lee Kuan Yew, we will always be grateful. Prime Ministier Lee Hsien Loong said in an interview that you always knew that with Lee Kuan Yew, some how, no matter what, you would always win, you would always come out on top. This is how he led the country and may we all continue to keep his legacy of winning for Singapore.