Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Like a deep, deep breath of fresh air

My favorite part of his speech today:
So let us mark this day with remembrance, of who we are and how far we have traveled. In the year of America's birth, in the coldest of months, a small band of patriots huddled by dying campfires on the shores of an icy river. The capital was abandoned. The enemy was advancing. The snow was stained with blood. At a moment when the outcome of our revolution was most in doubt, the father of our nation ordered these words be read to the people:

"Let it be told to the future world...that in the depth of winter, when nothing but hope and virtue could survive...that the city and the country, alarmed at one common danger, came forth to meet [it]."

America. In the face of our common dangers, in this winter of our hardship, let us remember these timeless words. With hope and virtue, let us brave once more the icy currents, and endure what storms may come. Let it be said by our children's children that when we were tested we refused to let this journey end, that we did not turn back nor did we falter; and with eyes fixed on the horizon and God's grace upon us, we carried forth that great gift of freedom and delivered it safely to future generations.

Together, we can!


Hair Goddess said...

Absolutely amazing! That was one of my favorite parts of the speech as well

Janalu said...

You realize some shmuck in a cubicle actually wrote that for him, right.

Jessica said...

Actually you are wrong. Unlike our last President who had a whole slew of speech writers and still couldn't get the words out right ("Underestimated", "Helicopter Drivers", and "Newk-yoo-ler" are just a few examples) President Obama composed that speech all on his own. It's a nice change to have an educated person in the White House, isn't it!

Janalu said...

Right, all on his own. Of course he did. And I'm pretty sure helicopters need driver or the would crash and burn. DUH! Did he call and tell you he wrote that on his own? He has a stupid looking face.