“We live in a time where there are those who, out of blind hatred, avarice, or warped ideology seek to orchestrate our destruction. They try to erode us from without and within, to turn us against one another and make us question ourselves, our values, and our honor. They want to make us forget who we are. But we will not forget. On this most solemn of days, let us remember more than ever exactly who we are. We are the men and women who shook off the yoke of tyranny, the people of every race, creed, and color who died on the battlefields that all might be free. We saved the world from fascism, fought against communism, and placed man upon the moon. And despite what some would have us believe, we are, and have always been, a shining beacon for all the world to see.
That is why they seek to destroy us – to stamp out that beacon, that light. But they are wrong. Our light will not be extinguished. We will not be extinguished. We are America. More than that, one and all, we are Americans. Let our enemies tremble before our righteous might, because it is through our combined strength – our united strength – that we, the United States, shall ultimately prevail.”