Good morning, folks. Good morning. Is that Steve Hiller, there? Hello, Steve. Hello.
In less than an hour, aircraft from here, right here in the U.S.A. – and these are some of the best planes, best pilots in the world – they’re going to be joining others from around the world. From our great, great friends. And you, we’re going to be launching the largest battle in the history of mankind. Never been a bigger one, folks. Not ever.
In the history of mankind, folks. Mankind – I call us mankind – that word is going to have new meaning for us today. New meaning. We can’t be consumed by our petty differences anymore, folks. Not anymore. We will be united in our common interests.
And today is the Fourth of July – I just heard this, just this morning, and they told me it’s the Fourth of July. And we’re going to be fighting for our freedom, folks, we’re going to be fighting once again. But not from tyranny or oppression or persecution – no. No, no. From annihilation, folks. Annihilation. It’s bad, so bad. We are fighting for our right to live. To exist.
And if we win the day – and we will, folks, believe me, we will win the day big league, big league – should we win the day, the Fourth of July will no longer be known as an American holiday. It will be known as the day the world declared in one voice – all together, with our great friends – declared that we will not go quietly into the night. We won’t vanish without a fight. No way, no way. We’re going to live on. We’re going to – and this is so fantastic – we’re going to survive. Today we celebrate our Independence Day.