From Halo 3
[at the end of the game
] For us, the storm has passed. The war is over. And let us never forget those who journeyed into the howling dark, and did not return. For their decision required courage beyond measure. Sacrifice, an unshakeable conviction that their fight... *our* fight... was elsewhere. As we start to rebuild, this hillside will remain barren, a memorial to heroes fallen. They enobled all of us, and they shall not be forgotten.
[salutes the Marines
Marine Sargent 1
[Marines draw Battle Rifles and fire a 21 bullet salute