We are assembled here today, to pay final respects, to our honored dead. And yet it should be noted, that in the midst of our sorrow, this death takes place in the shadow, of a new season. The sunrise of a new sector.
A sector, that our beloved cluster gave it's life to protect. It did not feel the sacrifice in vain, or inevitable. And we will not debate it's profound wisdom at these proceedings.
...Of this cluster, I can only say this:
Of all the exploration missions I've done in my travels...B'tran's was the most...interesting.