august 2nd, 2189
“it is with great sadness and great anguish that i announce that we must retreat from earth.
“we wish to assure the people of the alliance that this is not a surrender. this is not a defeat. this is merely a setback. our forces continue to gather, our soldiers continue to fight. the alien threat may have repelled our counter-offensive, but they have not broken our resolve. we will persevere and rise from this disaster like a phoenix from the flame.
“we believe that the decision to evacuate earth is in the best interest of humankind and that it is the best chance we have to succeed against the aliens. as we take refuge in wisteria, which we now declare to be the alliance capitol colony, we will regroup and continue in our fight against the aliens. we continue to urge all able-bodied individuals over the age of eighteen to enlist in the alliance military or take up arms with the militia. we must stand together!
“together, we can win this war! together, we can save humanity!”