From a terrible war we learned that unity made us invincible: Now, in peace, that same unity makes us secure. We sought to bring all freedom loving nations together in a community dedicated to the defense and preservation of our sacred values. Our alliance, forged in the crucible of war, tempered and shaped by the realities of the postwar world, has succeeded. In Europe, the threat has been contained, the peace has been kept.
Today the living here assembled- Officials, veterans, citizens - are a tribute to what we achieved here 40 years ago. This land is secure. We are free. These things are worth fighting and dying for.
In these terrible times, The prospect of a radical socialist democrat becoming president, I had to look back to the last inspirational speech given on the day every American is proud of. Englishmen, Frenchmen, Poles, and every other country should be eternally in debt for the sacrifice that started on that day and ended in the freeing of millions.
The next time one of you guys sees a older veteran, Buy him a beer, pick up his check at a resturant, or fill his tank. We owe all veterens a great thanks, but those men were a breed apart.