My traditional posting of one of film’s great speeches with text so you can recite it. This year, Bill Pullman has an updated version of the speech to promote Vaccinations and fight the Coronavirus.
President Whitmore’s Speech From Independence Day
“Good morning. 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 the history of mankind. Mankind, that word should have new meaning for all of us today. We can’t be consumed by our petty differences any more. We will be united in our common interest. Perhaps it’s 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!”
“In less than a week, we hope to fire up our grills and launch one of the biggest 4th of July celebrations in the history of the United States,” he says in the video. “Perhaps it’s fate that that this Fourth of July, we’ve gotta once again come together to lend a hand to those less fortunate whose fate still lies in the balance. We’re fighting for freedom for all, not from alien invaders, from separation, from being cooped up while baking bread and ignoring basic hygiene. Should we win the day, the Fourth of July will no longer be known as an American holiday but as a day when the world declared in one voice we will not go quietly into the night. We will fill the sky with so much light and freedom that this thing will rue the day it ever messed with us.”
My other 4th of July traditions is posting pics so expect to see some 4th pics later today. First one in about 2 hours.