"Today, We Celebrate Our Independence Day!"

Friday, July 4, 2008
"Good morning. In less than an hour, aircraft from here will join others from around the world. And you will be launching the largest aerial battle in this history of mankind. Mankind -- that word should have new meaning for all of us today. We can't be consumed by our petty differences anymore. We will be united in our common interests.

"Perhaps its fate that today is the 4th of July, and you will once again be fighting for our freedom, not from tyranny, oppression, or persecution -- but from annihilation. We're fighting for our right to live, to exist. And should we win the day, the 4th of July will no longer be known as an American holiday, but as the day when the world declared in one voice:

"We will not go quietly into the night!
"We will not vanish without a fight!
"We're going to live on!
"We're going to survive!"
"Today, we celebrate our Independence Day!"

Happy Birthday, America. Many happy returns of the day.

6 comments:

Jim Wright said...

Hmmm, what movie did you watch this morning?

"I coulda been at a barbecue! AND WHAT THE HELL IS THAT SMELL!!"

vince said...

I ain't heard no fat lady!
Forget the fat lady. You're Obsessed with fat lady. Just get us out of here!

Janiece Murphy said...

"Elvis has LEFT the building!"

Anne C. said...

And Bill Pullman *actually* pulled that off. Amazing.

Anne C. said...

And here's another reference to it:
PvP pre-members Independence Day

Janiece Murphy said...

Hee! I loves the Nerd-Boyz, Precious!