Watch President Donald Trump’s Full July 4th ‘Salute To America’ Military Event | NBC News

Watch President Donald Trump’s Full July 4th ‘Salute To America’ Military Event | NBC News


UNITED STATES, DONALD J. TRUMP AND THE FIRST LADY OF THE UNITED AND THE FIRST LADY OF THE UNITED STATES, MELANIA TRUMP. STATES, MELANIA TRUMP. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪>>USA!>>USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA!>>>HELLO, AMERICA.>>>HELLO, AMERICA. HELLO. HELLO. THE FIRST LADY AND I WISH EACH THE FIRST LADY AND I WISH EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU A HAPPY AND EVERY ONE OF YOU A HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY ON THIS TRULY INDEPENDENCE DAY ON THIS TRULY HISTORIC FOURTH OF JULY. HISTORIC FOURTH OF JULY. TODAY WE COME TOGETHER AS ONE TODAY WE COME TOGETHER AS ONE NATION WITH THIS VERY SPECIAL NATION WITH THIS VERY SPECIAL SALUTE TO AMERICA. SALUTE TO AMERICA. WE CELEBRATE OUR HISTORY, OUR WE CELEBRATE OUR HISTORY, OUR PEOPLE AND THE HEROS WHO PROUDLY PEOPLE AND THE HEROS WHO PROUDLY DEFEND OUR FLAG, THE BRAVE MEN DEFEND OUR FLAG, THE BRAVE MEN AND WOMEN OF THE UNITED STATES AND WOMEN OF THE UNITED STATES MILITARY. MILITARY. WE ARE PLEASED TO HAVE WITH US WE ARE PLEASED TO HAVE WITH US VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE AND VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE AND HIS WONDERFUL WIFE KAREN. HIS WONDERFUL WIFE KAREN. WE’RE ALSO JOINED BY MANY HARD WE’RE ALSO JOINED BY MANY HARD WORKING MEMBERS OF CONGRESS, WORKING MEMBERS OF CONGRESS, ACTING SECRETARY OF DEFENSE MARK ACTING SECRETARY OF DEFENSE MARK ESPER AND MANY OTHER MEMBERS OF ESPER AND MANY OTHER MEMBERS OF MY CABINET AND ALSO THE CHAIRMAN MY CABINET AND ALSO THE CHAIRMAN OF THE JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF, OF THE JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF, GENERAL JOE DUNFORD. GENERAL JOE DUNFORD. THANK YOU. THANK YOU. THANK YOU. THANK YOU. THANK YOU. THANK YOU. LIEUTENANT GENERAL DANIEL HAWK LIEUTENANT GENERAL DANIEL HAWK HAWKINSON OF THE NATIONAL GUARD HAWKINSON OF THE NATIONAL GUARD AND DISTINGUISHED LEADERS AND DISTINGUISHED LEADERS REPRESENTING EACH BRANCH OF THE REPRESENTING EACH BRANCH OF THE UNITED STATES ARMED FORCED, THE UNITED STATES ARMED FORCED, THE ARMY, NAVY, COAST GUARD, ARMY, NAVY, COAST GUARD, MARINES, AIR FORCE AND VERY SOON MARINES, AIR FORCE AND VERY SOON THE SPACE FORCE. THE SPACE FORCE. AS WE GATHER THIS EVENING IN THE AS WE GATHER THIS EVENING IN THE JOY OF FREEDOM, WE REMEMBER THAT JOY OF FREEDOM, WE REMEMBER THAT ALL SHARE A TRULY EXTRAORDINARY ALL SHARE A TRULY EXTRAORDINARY HERITAGE. HERITAGE. TOGETHER WE ARE PART OF ONE OF TOGETHER WE ARE PART OF ONE OF THE GREATEST STORIES EVER TOLD, THE GREATEST STORIES EVER TOLD, THE STORY OF AMERICA. THE STORY OF AMERICA. IT IS THE EPIC TALE OF A GREAT IT IS THE EPIC TALE OF A GREAT NATION WHOSE PEOPLE HAVE RISKED NATION WHOSE PEOPLE HAVE RISKED EVERYTHING FOR WHAT THEY KNOW IS EVERYTHING FOR WHAT THEY KNOW IS RIGHT AND WHAT THEY KNOW IS RIGHT AND WHAT THEY KNOW IS TRUE. TRUE. IT IS THE CHRONICLE OF BRAVE IT IS THE CHRONICLE OF BRAVE CITIZENS WHO NEVER GIVE UP ON CITIZENS WHO NEVER GIVE UP ON THE DREAM OF A BETTER AND THE DREAM OF A BETTER AND BRIGHTER FUTURE AND IT IS THE BRIGHTER FUTURE AND IT IS THE SAGA OF 13 SEPARATE COLONIES SAGA OF 13 SEPARATE COLONIES THAT UNITED TO FORM THE MOST THAT UNITED TO FORM THE MOST JUST AND VIRTUOUS REPUBLIC EVER JUST AND VIRTUOUS REPUBLIC EVER CONCEIVED. CONCEIVED. ON THIS DAY 243 YEARS AGO OUR ON THIS DAY 243 YEARS AGO OUR FOUNDING FATHERS PLEDGED THEIR FOUNDING FATHERS PLEDGED THEIR LIVES, THEIR FORTUNES AND THEIR LIVES, THEIR FORTUNES AND THEIR SACRED HONOR TO DECLARE SACRED HONOR TO DECLARE INDEPENDENCE AND DEFEND OUR GOD INDEPENDENCE AND DEFEND OUR GOD GIVEN RIGHTS. GIVEN RIGHTS. THOMAS JEFFERSON WROTE THE WORDS THOMAS JEFFERSON WROTE THE WORDS THAT FOREVER CHANGED THE COURSE THAT FOREVER CHANGED THE COURSE OF HUMANITARIAN, WE HOLD THESE OF HUMANITARIAN, WE HOLD THESE TRUTHS TO BE SELF-EVIDENT, THAT TRUTHS TO BE SELF-EVIDENT, THAT ALL MEN ARE CREATED EQUAL, THAT ALL MEN ARE CREATED EQUAL, THAT THEY ARE ENDOWED BY THEIR THEY ARE ENDOWED BY THEIR CREATOR WITH CERTAIN UNALIENABLE CREATOR WITH CERTAIN UNALIENABLE RIGHTS, THAT AMONG THESE ARE RIGHTS, THAT AMONG THESE ARE LIFE, LIBERTY AND THE PURSUIT OF LIFE, LIBERTY AND THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS. HAPPINESS. WITH A SINGLE SHEET OF PARCHMENT WITH A SINGLE SHEET OF PARCHMENT AND 56 SIGNATURES, AMERICA BEGAN AND 56 SIGNATURES, AMERICA BEGAN THE GREATEST POLITICAL JOURNEY THE GREATEST POLITICAL JOURNEY IN HUMAN HISTORY. IN HUMAN HISTORY. ON THAT DAY, THE PATRIOTS WHO ON THAT DAY, THE PATRIOTS WHO WOULD DETERMINE THE ULTIMATE WOULD DETERMINE THE ULTIMATE SUCCESS OF THE STRUGGLE WERE 100 SUCCESS OF THE STRUGGLE WERE 100 MILES AWAY IN NEW YORK. MILES AWAY IN NEW YORK. THERE, THE CONTINENTAL ARMY THERE, THE CONTINENTAL ARMY PREPARED TO MAKE ITS STAND, PREPARED TO MAKE ITS STAND, COMMANDED BY THE BELOVED GENERAL COMMANDED BY THE BELOVED GENERAL GEORGE WASHINGTON. GEORGE WASHINGTON. AS THE DELEGATES DEBATED THE AS THE DELEGATES DEBATED THE DECLARATION IN PHILADELPHIA, DECLARATION IN PHILADELPHIA, WASHINGTON’S ARMY WATCHED FROM WASHINGTON’S ARMY WATCHED FROM MANHATTAN AS A MASSIVE BRITISH MANHATTAN AS A MASSIVE BRITISH INVADING FLEET LOOMED INVADING FLEET LOOMED DANGEROUSLY ACROSS NEW YORK DANGEROUSLY ACROSS NEW YORK HARBOR. HARBOR. THE BRITISH HAD COME TO CRUSH THE BRITISH HAD COME TO CRUSH THE REVOLUTION IN ITS INFANCY. THE REVOLUTION IN ITS INFANCY. WASHINGTON’S MESSAGE TO HIS WASHINGTON’S MESSAGE TO HIS TROOPS LAID BARE THE STAKES. TROOPS LAID BARE THE STAKES. HE WROTE, “THE FATE OF UNBORN HE WROTE, “THE FATE OF UNBORN MILLIONS WILL NOW DEPEND UNDER MILLIONS WILL NOW DEPEND UNDER GOD ON THE COURAGE AND CONDUCT GOD ON THE COURAGE AND CONDUCT OF THIS ARMY. OF THIS ARMY. WE HAVE THEREFORE TO RESOLVE TO WE HAVE THEREFORE TO RESOLVE TO CONQUER OR DIE. CONQUER OR DIE. .” DAYS LATER, GENERAL WASHINGTON DAYS LATER, GENERAL WASHINGTON ORDERED THE DECLARATION READ ORDERED THE DECLARATION READ ALLOWED TO THE TROOPS, THE ALLOWED TO THE TROOPS, THE ASSEMBLED SOLDIERED JUST JOINED ASSEMBLED SOLDIERED JUST JOINED AN EXCITED CROWD RUNNING DOWN AN EXCITED CROWD RUNNING DOWN BROADWAY. BROADWAY. THEY TOPPLED THE STATUE OF KING THEY TOPPLED THE STATUE OF KING GEORGE AND MELTED IT INTO GEORGE AND MELTED IT INTO BULLETS FOR BATTLE. BULLETS FOR BATTLE. THE FAR-AWAY KING WOULD SOON THE FAR-AWAY KING WOULD SOON LEARN A TIMELESS LESSON ABOUT LEARN A TIMELESS LESSON ABOUT THE PEOPLE OF THIS MAJESTIC THE PEOPLE OF THIS MAJESTIC LAND. LAND. AMERICANS LOVE OUR FREEDOM AND AMERICANS LOVE OUR FREEDOM AND NO ONE WILL EVER TAKE IT AWAY NO ONE WILL EVER TAKE IT AWAY FROM US. THAT SAME AMERICAN SPIRIT THAT THAT SAME AMERICAN SPIRIT THAT EMBOLDENED OUR FOUNDERS HAS KEPT EMBOLDENED OUR FOUNDERS HAS KEPT US STRONG THROUGHOUT OUR US STRONG THROUGHOUT OUR HISTORY. HISTORY. TO THIS DAY, THAT SPIRIT RUNS TO THIS DAY, THAT SPIRIT RUNS THROUGH THE VEINS OF EVERY THROUGH THE VEINS OF EVERY AMERICAN PATRIOT. AMERICAN PATRIOT. IT LOVES ON IN EACH AND EVERY IT LOVES ON IN EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU HERE TODAY. ONE OF YOU HERE TODAY. IT IS THE SPIRIT DARING AND IT IS THE SPIRIT DARING AND DEFIANCE, EXCELLENCE AND DEFIANCE, EXCELLENCE AND ADVENTURE, COURAGE AND ADVENTURE, COURAGE AND CONFIDENCE, LOYALTY AND LOVE CONFIDENCE, LOYALTY AND LOVE THAT BUILT THIS COUNTRY INTO THE THAT BUILT THIS COUNTRY INTO THE MOST EXCEPTIONAL NATION IN THE MOST EXCEPTIONAL NATION IN THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD AND OUR HISTORY OF THE WORLD AND OUR NATION IS STRONGER TODAY THAN IT NATION IS STRONGER TODAY THAN IT EVER WAS BEFORE. EVER WAS BEFORE. IT IS ITS STRONGEST NOW. IT IS ITS STRONGEST NOW.>>USA!>>USA! USA! USA! USA! USA!>>THAT SAME RIGHTEOUS AMERICAN>>THAT SAME RIGHTEOUS AMERICAN SPIRIT FORGED OUR GLORIOUS SPIRIT FORGED OUR GLORIOUS CONSTITUTION. CONSTITUTION. THAT RUGGED AMERICAN CHARACTER THAT RUGGED AMERICAN CHARACTER LED THE LEGENDARY EXPLORERS LED THE LEGENDARY EXPLORERS LEWIS AND CHARACTER ON THEIR LEWIS AND CHARACTER ON THEIR PERILOUS EXPEDITION ACROSS AN PERILOUS EXPEDITION ACROSS AN UNTAMED CONTINENT. UNTAMED CONTINENT. IT DROVE OTHERS TO JOURNEY WEST IT DROVE OTHERS TO JOURNEY WEST AND STAKE OUT THEIR CLAIM ON THE AND STAKE OUT THEIR CLAIM ON THE WILD FRONTIER. WILD FRONTIER. DEVOTION TO OUR FOUNDING IDEALS DEVOTION TO OUR FOUNDING IDEALS LED AMERICAN PATRIOTS TO ABOLISH LED AMERICAN PATRIOTS TO ABOLISH THE EVIL OF SLAVERY, SECURE THE EVIL OF SLAVERY, SECURE CIVIL RIGHTS AND EXPAND THE CIVIL RIGHTS AND EXPAND THE BLESSINGS OF LIBERTY TO ALL BLESSINGS OF LIBERTY TO ALL AMERICANS. AMERICANS. THIS IS THE NOBLE PURPOSE THAT THIS IS THE NOBLE PURPOSE THAT INSPIRED ABRAHAM LINCOLN TO INSPIRED ABRAHAM LINCOLN TO REDEDICATE OUR NATION TO A NEW REDEDICATE OUR NATION TO A NEW BIRTH OF FREEDOM AND TO RESOLVE BIRTH OF FREEDOM AND TO RESOLVE THAT WE WILL ALWAYS HAVE A THAT WE WILL ALWAYS HAVE A GOVERNMENT OF, BY AND FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF, BY AND FOR THE PEOPLE. PEOPLE. OUR QUEST FOR GREATNESS OUR QUEST FOR GREATNESS UNLEASHED A CULTURE OF DISCOVERY UNLEASHED A CULTURE OF DISCOVERY THAT LED THOMAS EDISON TO THAT LED THOMAS EDISON TO IMAGINE HIS LIGHTBULB, ALEXANDER IMAGINE HIS LIGHTBULB, ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL TO CREATE THE GRAHAM BELL TO CREATE THE TELEPHONE, THE WRIGHT BROTHERS TELEPHONE, THE WRIGHT BROTHERS TO LOOK TO THE SKY AND SEE THE TO LOOK TO THE SKY AND SEE THE NEXT GREAT FRONTIER. NEXT GREAT FRONTIER. FOR AMERICANS, NOTHING IS FOR AMERICANS, NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE. IMPOSSIBLE. EXACTLY 50 YEARS AGO THIS MONTH, EXACTLY 50 YEARS AGO THIS MONTH, THE WORLD WATCHED IN AWE AS THE WORLD WATCHED IN AWE AS APOLLO 11 ASTRONAUTS LAUNCHED APOLLO 11 ASTRONAUTS LAUNCHED INTO SPACE WITH A WAKE OF FIRE INTO SPACE WITH A WAKE OF FIRE AND NERVES OF STEEL AND PLANTED AND NERVES OF STEEL AND PLANTED OUR GREAT AMERICAN FLAG ON THE OUR GREAT AMERICAN FLAG ON THE FACE OF THE MOON. FACE OF THE MOON. HALF A SECHBLG RICENTURY LATER, HALF A SECHBLG RICENTURY LATER, THRILLED TO HAVE HER TONIGHT THE THRILLED TO HAVE HER TONIGHT THE FAMED NASA FLIGHT DIRECTOR WHO FAMED NASA FLIGHT DIRECTOR WHO LED MISSION CONTROL DURING THAT LED MISSION CONTROL DURING THAT HISTORIC ENDEAVOR, THE RENOWNED HISTORIC ENDEAVOR, THE RENOWNED GENE KRANTZ. GENE KRANTZ. GENE, I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT WE GENE, I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT WE ARE GOING TO BE BACK ON THE MOON ARE GOING TO BE BACK ON THE MOON VERY SOON AND SOMEDAY SOON WE VERY SOON AND SOMEDAY SOON WE WILL PLANT THE AMERICAN FLAG ON WILL PLANT THE AMERICAN FLAG ON MARS. MARS. IT’S HAPPENING, GENE. IT’S HAPPENING, GENE. IT’S HAPPENING. IT’S HAPPENING. OUR NATION’S CREATIVITY AND OUR NATION’S CREATIVITY AND GENIUS LIT UP THE LIGHTS OF GENIUS LIT UP THE LIGHTS OF BROADWAY. BROADWAY. IT FILLED THE CONCERT HALLS AND IT FILLED THE CONCERT HALLS AND AIR WAVES AROUND THE WORLD WITH AIR WAVES AROUND THE WORLD WITH THE SOUND OF JAZZ, OPERA, THE SOUND OF JAZZ, OPERA, COUNTRY, ROCK ’N’ ROLL AND COUNTRY, ROCK ’N’ ROLL AND RHYTHM AND BLUES. RHYTHM AND BLUES. IT GAVE BIRTH TO THE MUSICAL, IT GAVE BIRTH TO THE MUSICAL, THE MOTION PICTURE, THE WESTERN, THE MOTION PICTURE, THE WESTERN, THE WORLD SERIES, THE SUPER THE WORLD SERIES, THE SUPER BOWL, THE SKYSCRAPER, THE BOWL, THE SKYSCRAPER, THE SUSPENSION BRIDGE, THE ASSEMBLY SUSPENSION BRIDGE, THE ASSEMBLY LINE AND THE MIGHTY AMERICAN LINE AND THE MIGHTY AMERICAN AUTOMOBILE. AUTOMOBILE. IT LED OUR CITIZENS TO PUSH THE IT LED OUR CITIZENS TO PUSH THE BOUNDS OF MEDICINE AND SCIENCE BOUNDS OF MEDICINE AND SCIENCE TO SAVE THE LIVES OF MILLIONS. TO SAVE THE LIVES OF MILLIONS. HERE WITH US THIS EVENING IS DR. HERE WITH US THIS EVENING IS DR. EMANUEL FRYRANK. EMANUEL FRYRANK. WHEN HE BEGAN HIS WORK, 90% OF WHEN HE BEGAN HIS WORK, 90% OF CHILDREN WITH LEUKEMIA DIED. CHILDREN WITH LEUKEMIA DIED. THANKS LARGELY TO HIS THANKS LARGELY TO HIS BREAKTHROUGH TREATMENTS, BREAKTHROUGH TREATMENTS, CURRENTLY 90% OF THOSE WITH THE CURRENTLY 90% OF THOSE WITH THE MOST COMMON CHILDHOOD LEUKEMIAS MOST COMMON CHILDHOOD LEUKEMIAS SURVIVE. SURVIVE. DOCTOR, YOU ARE A GREAT AMERICAN DOCTOR, YOU ARE A GREAT AMERICAN HERO. HERO. THANK YOU. THANK YOU. AMERICANS ALWAYS TAKE CARE OF AMERICANS ALWAYS TAKE CARE OF EACH OTHER. EACH OTHER. THAT LOVE AND UNITY HELD THAT LOVE AND UNITY HELD TOGETHER THE FIRST PILGRIMS. TOGETHER THE FIRST PILGRIMS. IT FORGED COMMUNITIES ON THE IT FORGED COMMUNITIES ON THE GREAT PLAINS. GREAT PLAINS. IT INSPIRED CLARA BARTON TO IT INSPIRED CLARA BARTON TO FOUND THE RED CROSS AND IT KEEPS FOUND THE RED CROSS AND IT KEEPS OUR NATION THRIVING TODAY. OUR NATION THRIVING TODAY. HERE TONIGHT, FROM THE FLORIDA HERE TONIGHT, FROM THE FLORIDA PANHANDLE IS TINA BELCHER. PANHANDLE IS TINA BELCHER. HER SELFLESS GENEROSITY OVER HER SELFLESS GENEROSITY OVER THREE DECADES HAS MADE HER KNOWN THREE DECADES HAS MADE HER KNOWN TO ALL AS MRS. ANGEL. TO ALL AS MRS. ANGEL. EVERY TIME A HURRICANE STRIKES, EVERY TIME A HURRICANE STRIKES, MRS. ANGEL TURNS HER TINY MRS. ANGEL TURNS HER TINY KITCHEN INTO A DISASTER RELIEF KITCHEN INTO A DISASTER RELIEF CENTER. CENTER. ON A SINGLE DAY AFTER HURRICANE ON A SINGLE DAY AFTER HURRICANE MICHAEL, SHE GAVE 476 PEOPLE A MICHAEL, SHE GAVE 476 PEOPLE A WARM MEAL. WARM MEAL. MRS. ANGEL, YOUR BOUNDLESS HEART MRS. ANGEL, YOUR BOUNDLESS HEART INSPIRES US ALL. INSPIRES US ALL. THANK YOU. THANK YOU.>>THANK YOU VERY MUCH.>>THANK YOU VERY MUCH. FROM OUR EARLIER DAYS, AMERICANS FROM OUR EARLIER DAYS, AMERICANS OF FAITH HAVE UPLIFTED OUR OF FAITH HAVE UPLIFTED OUR NATION. NATION. THIS EVENING WE ARE JOINED BY THIS EVENING WE ARE JOINED BY SISTER DEIRDRE BURN. SISTER DEIRDRE BURN. SISTER BURN IS A RETIRED ARMY SISTER BURN IS A RETIRED ARMY SURGEON WHO SERVED FOR NEARLY 40 SURGEON WHO SERVED FOR NEARLY 40 YEARS. YEARS. ON SEPTEMBER 11th, 2001, THE ON SEPTEMBER 11th, 2001, THE SISTER RACED TO GROUND ZERO, SISTER RACED TO GROUND ZERO, THROUGH SMOKE AND DEBRIS SHE THROUGH SMOKE AND DEBRIS SHE ADMINISTERED FIRST AID AND ADMINISTERED FIRST AID AND COMFORT TO ALL. COMFORT TO ALL. SISTER, THANK YOU FOR YOUR SISTER, THANK YOU FOR YOUR LIFETIME OF SERVICE. LIFETIME OF SERVICE. THANK YOU. THANK YOU. OUR NATION HAS ALWAYS HONORED OUR NATION HAS ALWAYS HONORED THE HEROS WHO SERVE OUR THE HEROS WHO SERVE OUR COMMUNITY, THE FIREFIGHTERS, COMMUNITY, THE FIREFIGHTERS, FIRST RESPONDERS, POLICE, FIRST RESPONDERS, POLICE, SHERIFFS, I.C.E., BORDER PATROL SHERIFFS, I.C.E., BORDER PATROL AND ALL OF THE BRAVE MEN AND AND ALL OF THE BRAVE MEN AND WOMEN OF LAW ENFORCEMENT. WOMEN OF LAW ENFORCEMENT. ON THIS JULY 4th, WE PAY SPECIAL ON THIS JULY 4th, WE PAY SPECIAL TRIBUTE TO THE MILITARY SERVICE TRIBUTE TO THE MILITARY SERVICE MEMBERS WHO LAID DOWN THEIR HIVE MEMBERS WHO LAID DOWN THEIR HIVE LIVES FOR OUR NATION. LIVES FOR OUR NATION. WE ARE DEEPLY MOVED TO BE IN THE WE ARE DEEPLY MOVED TO BE IN THE PRESENCE THIS EVENING OF GOLD PRESENCE THIS EVENING OF GOLD STAR FAMILIES WHOSE LOVED ONES STAR FAMILIES WHOSE LOVED ONES MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE. MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE. THANK YOU. THANK YOU. THANK YOU. THANK YOU. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. THROUGHOUT OUR HISTORY, OUR THROUGHOUT OUR HISTORY, OUR COUNTRY HAS BEEN MADE EVER COUNTRY HAS BEEN MADE EVER GREATER BY CITIZENS WHO RISKED GREATER BY CITIZENS WHO RISKED IT ALL FOR EQUALITY AND FOR IT ALL FOR EQUALITY AND FOR JUSTICE. JUSTICE. 100 YEARS AGO THIS SUMMER, THE 100 YEARS AGO THIS SUMMER, THE WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE MOVEMENT LED WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE MOVEMENT LED CONGRESS TO PASS THE CONGRESS TO PASS THE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT GIVING CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT GIVING WOMEN THE RIGHT TO VOTE. WOMEN THE RIGHT TO VOTE. IN 1960, A THIRST FOR JUSTICE IN 1960, A THIRST FOR JUSTICE LED AFRICAN-AMERICAN STUDENTS TO LED AFRICAN-AMERICAN STUDENTS TO SIT DOWN AT THE WOOLWORTH LUNCH SIT DOWN AT THE WOOLWORTH LUNCH COUNTER IN GREENSBORO, NORTH COUNTER IN GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA. CAROLINA. IT WAS ONE OF THE VERY FIRST IT WAS ONE OF THE VERY FIRST CIVIL RIGHTS SIT-INS AND IT CIVIL RIGHTS SIT-INS AND IT STARTED A MOVEMENT ALL ACROSS STARTED A MOVEMENT ALL ACROSS OUR NATION. OUR NATION. CLARENCE HENDERSON WAS 18 YEARS CLARENCE HENDERSON WAS 18 YEARS OLD WHEN HE TOOK HIS PLACE IN OLD WHEN HE TOOK HIS PLACE IN HISTORY. HISTORY. ALMOST SIX DECADES LATER, HE IS ALMOST SIX DECADES LATER, HE IS HERE TONIGHT IN A SEAT OF HONOR. HERE TONIGHT IN A SEAT OF HONOR. CLARENCE, THANK YOU FOR MAKING CLARENCE, THANK YOU FOR MAKING THIS COUNTRY A MUCH BETTER PLACE THIS COUNTRY A MUCH BETTER PLACE FOR ALL AMERICANS. FOR ALL AMERICANS. IN 1963 REVEREND MARTIN LUTHER IN 1963 REVEREND MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. SOODTOOD HERE ON THESE KING, JR. SOODTOOD HERE ON THESE VERY STEPS AND CALLED ON OUR VERY STEPS AND CALLED ON OUR NATION TO LIVE OUT THE TRUE NATION TO LIVE OUT THE TRUE MEANING OF ITS CREED AND LET MEANING OF ITS CREED AND LET FREEDOM RING FOR EVERY CITIZEN FREEDOM RING FOR EVERY CITIZEN ALL ACROSS OUR LAND. ALL ACROSS OUR LAND. AMERICA’S FARE EES’S FEARLESS RE AMERICA’S FARE EES’S FEARLESS RE INSPIRED HEROS WHO DEFINED OUR INSPIRED HEROS WHO DEFINED OUR NATIONAL CHARACTER FROM GEORGE NATIONAL CHARACTER FROM GEORGE WASHINGTON, JOHN ADAMS, BETSY WASHINGTON, JOHN ADAMS, BETSY ROSS TO FREDERICK DOUGLAS, ROSS TO FREDERICK DOUGLAS, HARRIET TUBMAN, AMELIA ERHARDT, HARRIET TUBMAN, AMELIA ERHARDT, JACKIE ROBINSON AND OF COURSE JACKIE ROBINSON AND OF COURSE JOHN GLENN. JOHN GLENN. IT HAS WILLED OUR WARRIORS UP IT HAS WILLED OUR WARRIORS UP MOUNTAINS AND ACROSS MINE MOUNTAINS AND ACROSS MINE FIELDS. FIELDS. IT HAS LIBERATED CONTINENTS, IT HAS LIBERATED CONTINENTS, SPLIT THE AT TOMOM. SPLIT THE AT TOMOM. HERE WITH US IS EARL MORSE. HERE WITH US IS EARL MORSE. EARL FOUND THAT MANY WORLD WAR EARL FOUND THAT MANY WORLD WAR II VETERANS COULD NOT AFFORD TO II VETERANS COULD NOT AFFORD TO VISIT THEIR MEMORIAL ON THE VISIT THEIR MEMORIAL ON THE NATIONAL MALL. NATIONAL MALL. SO EARL BEGAN THE VERY FIRST SO EARL BEGAN THE VERY FIRST HONOR FLIGHTS THAT HAVE NOW HONOR FLIGHTS THAT HAVE NOW BROUGHT OVER 200,000 WORLD WAR BROUGHT OVER 200,000 WORLD WAR II HEROS TO VISIT AMERICA’S II HEROS TO VISIT AMERICA’S MONUMENT. MONUMENT. EARL, THANK YOU. EARL, THANK YOU. WE SALUTE YOU. WE SALUTE YOU. THANK YOU. THANK YOU. THANK YOU. THANK YOU. OUR WARRIORS OF AMERICAN OUR WARRIORS OF AMERICAN PATRIOTS WHO FOUGHT ALL THE WAY PATRIOTS WHO FOUGHT ALL THE WAY BACK FOR AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE. BACK FOR AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE. TODAY THE FUTURE OF AMERICAN TODAY THE FUTURE OF AMERICAN FREEDOM RESTS ON THE SHOULDERS FREEDOM RESTS ON THE SHOULDERS OF MEN AND WOMEN WILLING TO OF MEN AND WOMEN WILLING TO DEFEND IT. DEFEND IT. WE ARE PROUDLY JOINED TONIGHT BY WE ARE PROUDLY JOINED TONIGHT BY HEROS FROM EACH BRANCH OF THE HEROS FROM EACH BRANCH OF THE U.S. ARMED FORCES INCLUDING U.S. ARMED FORCES INCLUDING THREE RECIPIENTS OF THE THREE RECIPIENTS OF THE CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR. CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR. THANK YOU. THANK YOU. THEY AND THOUSANDS BEFORE US THEY AND THOUSANDS BEFORE US SERVED WITH IMMENSE DISTINCTION SERVED WITH IMMENSE DISTINCTION AND THEY LOVED EVERY MINUTE OF AND THEY LOVED EVERY MINUTE OF THAT SERVICE. THAT SERVICE. TO YOUNG AMERICANS ACROSS OUR TO YOUNG AMERICANS ACROSS OUR COUNTRY, NOW IS YOUR CHANCE TO COUNTRY, NOW IS YOUR CHANCE TO JOIN OUR MILITARY AND MAKE A JOIN OUR MILITARY AND MAKE A TRULY GREAT STATEMENT IN LIFE. TRULY GREAT STATEMENT IN LIFE. AND YOU SHOULD DO IT. AND YOU SHOULD DO IT. WE WILL NOW BEGIN OUR WE WILL NOW BEGIN OUR CELEBRATION OF THE UNITED STATES CELEBRATION OF THE UNITED STATES ARMED FORCES, HONORSING EACH ARMED FORCES, HONORSING EACH BRANCH. BRANCH. I INVITE ACTING SECRETARY, I INVITE ACTING SECRETARY, PLEASE MARK ESPER, SECRETARY OF PLEASE MARK ESPER, SECRETARY OF DEFENSE AND CHAIRMAN DUNFORD, DEFENSE AND CHAIRMAN DUNFORD, HEAD OF THE JOINT CHIEFS OF HEAD OF THE JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF, PLEASE JOIN ME. STAFF, PLEASE JOIN ME. IN AUGUST OF 1790 BY REQUEST OF IN AUGUST OF 1790 BY REQUEST OF GEORGE WASHINGTON AND ALEXANDER GEORGE WASHINGTON AND ALEXANDER HAMILTON, CONGRESS ESTABLISHED A HAMILTON, CONGRESS ESTABLISHED A FLEET OF TEN SWIFT VESSELS TO FLEET OF TEN SWIFT VESSELS TO DEFEND OUR SHORES. DEFEND OUR SHORES. THEY WOULD FIGHT PIRATES, STOP THEY WOULD FIGHT PIRATES, STOP SMUGGLERS AND SAFEGUARD OUR SMUGGLERS AND SAFEGUARD OUR BORDERS. BORDERS. THEY ARE THE ANCESTORS OF OUR THEY ARE THE ANCESTORS OF OUR FAITHFUL COAST GUARD. FAITHFUL COAST GUARD. WHEN OUR SHIPPED WERE SEIZE EDS WHEN OUR SHIPPED WERE SEIZE EDS 1812 IT WAS A REVENUE CUTTER, 1812 IT WAS A REVENUE CUTTER, THE SWIFT SCHOONER THOMAS THE SWIFT SCHOONER THOMAS JEFFERSON THAT SWEPT IN TO JEFFERSON THAT SWEPT IN TO CAPTURE THE FIRST BRITISH VESSEL CAPTURE THE FIRST BRITISH VESSEL OF THE WAR. OF THE WAR. IN 1897 WHEN 265 WHALERS WERE IN 1897 WHEN 265 WHALERS WERE TRAPPED IN ICE AND THE ICE TRAPPED IN ICE AND THE ICE FIELDS OF ALASKA WERE CLOSING FIELDS OF ALASKA WERE CLOSING UP, COURAGEOUS OFFICERS TREKKED UP, COURAGEOUS OFFICERS TREKKED 1500 MILES THROUGH THE FROZEN 1500 MILES THROUGH THE FROZEN FRONTIER TO RESCUE THOSE FRONTIER TO RESCUE THOSE STARVING MEN FROM CERTAIN DEATH. STARVING MEN FROM CERTAIN DEATH. IN 1942 THE COAST GUARD MANNED IN 1942 THE COAST GUARD MANNED LANDING CRAFT FOR INVASIONS IN LANDING CRAFT FOR INVASIONS IN THE PACIFIC. THE PACIFIC. WHEN THE ENEMY ATTACKED, FIRST WHEN THE ENEMY ATTACKED, FIRST CLASS DOUGLAS MONROE USED HIS CLASS DOUGLAS MONROE USED HIS OWN BOAT TO SHIELD HIS COMRADES OWN BOAT TO SHIELD HIS COMRADES FROM POUNDING GUNFIRE. FROM POUNDING GUNFIRE. MONROE GAVE HIS LIFE. MONROE GAVE HIS LIFE. HUNDREDS OF MARINES WERE SAVED. HUNDREDS OF MARINES WERE SAVED. AS HE LAY DYING ON THE DECK, HIS AS HE LAY DYING ON THE DECK, HIS FINAL QUESTION EMBODIED DEVOTION FINAL QUESTION EMBODIED DEVOTION THAT SAILS WITH EVERY COAST THAT SAILS WITH EVERY COAST GUARDSMAN. GUARDSMAN. DID THEY GET OFF. DID THEY GET OFF. ON D-DAY THE COAST GUARD’S ON D-DAY THE COAST GUARD’S FAMOUS MATCH BOX FLEET SERVED FAMOUS MATCH BOX FLEET SERVED VALIANTLY THROUGH EVERY HOUR OF VALIANTLY THROUGH EVERY HOUR OF THE GREATEST AMPHIBIOUS INVASION THE GREATEST AMPHIBIOUS INVASION OF THE HISTORY OF OUR COUNTRY. OF THE HISTORY OF OUR COUNTRY. THE WATER BOILED WITH BULLETS THE WATER BOILED WITH BULLETS LIKE A MUD PUDDLE IN A HAILSTORM LIKE A MUD PUDDLE IN A HAILSTORM BUT WE PUT OUR TROOPS ON UTAH BUT WE PUT OUR TROOPS ON UTAH AND OMAHA BEACHES. AND OMAHA BEACHES. EVERY COAST GUARD IS TRUSTED TO EVERY COAST GUARD IS TRUSTED TO PUT SERVICE BEFORE ALL, COASTIES PUT SERVICE BEFORE ALL, COASTIES PLUNGE FROM HELICOPTERS AND PLUNGE FROM HELICOPTERS AND BARREL THROUGH POURING RAIN AND BARREL THROUGH POURING RAIN AND CRASHING WAVES TO SAVE AMERICAN CRASHING WAVES TO SAVE AMERICAN LIVES. LIVES. THEY SECURE OUR BORDERS FROM THEY SECURE OUR BORDERS FROM DRUG RUNNERS AND TERRORISTS, IN DRUG RUNNERS AND TERRORISTS, IN ROUGH SEAS, AT HIGH SPEEDS, ROUGH SEAS, AT HIGH SPEEDS, THEIR SHARP SHOOTERS TAKE OUT THEIR SHARP SHOOTERS TAKE OUT SMUGGLERS’ ENGINES WITH A SINGLE SMUGGLERS’ ENGINES WITH A SINGLE SHOT. SHOT. THEY NEVER MISS. THEY NEVER MISS. WHEN THE RED RACING STRIPES OF A WHEN THE RED RACING STRIPES OF A COAST GUARD VESSEL BREAK THE COAST GUARD VESSEL BREAK THE HORIZON, WHEN THEIR CHOPPER HORIZON, WHEN THEIR CHOPPER BLADES PIERCE THE SKY, THOSE IN BLADES PIERCE THE SKY, THOSE IN DISTRESS KNOW THAT THE HELP IS DISTRESS KNOW THAT THE HELP IS ON THEIR WAY AND OUR ENEMIES ON THEIR WAY AND OUR ENEMIES KNOW THEIR TIME HAS COME. THEY ARE THE UNITED STATES COAST THEY ARE THE UNITED STATES COAST GUARD. GUARD. REPRESENTING THE COAST GUARD, REPRESENTING THE COAST GUARD, YOU WILL SOON SEE AN 8860 YOU WILL SOON SEE AN 8860 HELICOPTER BASED AT CLEAR WATER. HELICOPTER BASED AT CLEAR WATER. ALONG WITH THE DOLPHIN FROM AIR ALONG WITH THE DOLPHIN FROM AIR STATION ATLANTIC CITY AND AN AC STATION ATLANTIC CITY AND AN AC 144 OCEAN SENTRY FROM AIR 144 OCEAN SENTRY FROM AIR STATION MIAMI. ♪ ♪ ♪>>THANK YOU.>>THANK YOU. THANK YOU TO THE COAST GUARD. THANK YOU TO THE COAST GUARD. ON A COLD DECEMBER MORNING IN ON A COLD DECEMBER MORNING IN 1903, A MIRACLE OCCURRED OVER 1903, A MIRACLE OCCURRED OVER THE DUNES OF KITTY HAWK, NORTH THE DUNES OF KITTY HAWK, NORTH CAROLINA. CAROLINA. WHEN TWO BICYCLE MAKERS FROM WHEN TWO BICYCLE MAKERS FROM OHIO DEFIED GRAVITY WITH A 12 OHIO DEFIED GRAVITY WITH A 12 HORSE POWER ENGINE, WINGS MADE HORSE POWER ENGINE, WINGS MADE OF COTTON AND JUST A FEW DOLLARS OF COTTON AND JUST A FEW DOLLARS IN THEIR POCKETS. IN THEIR POCKETS. JUST SIX YEARS LATER, AMERICA JUST SIX YEARS LATER, AMERICA WAS TRAINING THE FIRST PILOT TO WAS TRAINING THE FIRST PILOT TO TAKE THESE MAGNIFICENT MACHINES TAKE THESE MAGNIFICENT MACHINES UP AND OVER THE FIELD OF BATTLE. UP AND OVER THE FIELD OF BATTLE. IN WORLD WAR I, OUR FLY BOYS IN WORLD WAR I, OUR FLY BOYS RUSHED THE SKIES OF EUROPE AND RUSHED THE SKIES OF EUROPE AND ACES LIKE EDDIE RICKENBACKER, ACES LIKE EDDIE RICKENBACKER, WITH TALES OF DARING DUELS IN WITH TALES OF DARING DUELS IN THE CLOUD. THE CLOUD. BILL WRITE MITCHELL SAW THIS BILL WRITE MITCHELL SAW THIS TECHNOLOGY AND RISKED TECHNOLOGY AND RISKED COURT-MARTIAL IN HIS QUEST FOR COURT-MARTIAL IN HIS QUEST FOR INDEPENDENT AIR FORCE. INDEPENDENT AIR FORCE. HE WAS PROVEN RIGHT WHEN EMPIRES HE WAS PROVEN RIGHT WHEN EMPIRES ACROSS THE OCEAN STRIVED TO ACROSS THE OCEAN STRIVED TO CARVE UP THE WORLD FOR CARVE UP THE WORLD FOR THEMSELVES AND AMERICA STOOD IN THEMSELVES AND AMERICA STOOD IN THE WAY WE WOULDN’T LET IT THE WAY WE WOULDN’T LET IT HAPPEN. HAPPEN. AFTER PEARL HARBOR, JAMES AFTER PEARL HARBOR, JAMES DOOLITTLE AND HIS BOMBERS FLEW DOOLITTLE AND HIS BOMBERS FLEW OFF THE CARRIER DECK IN THE DEEP OFF THE CARRIER DECK IN THE DEEP PACIFIC IN A DARING FEAT OF PACIFIC IN A DARING FEAT OF AMERICAN RESOLVE. AMERICAN RESOLVE. AND AS PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT SAID, AND AS PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT SAID, THE NAZIS BUILT THE FORTRESS THE NAZIS BUILT THE FORTRESS AROUND EUROPE BUT THEY FORGOT TO AROUND EUROPE BUT THEY FORGOT TO PUT A ROOF ON IT. PUT A ROOF ON IT. SO WE CRUSHED THEM ALL FROM THE SO WE CRUSHED THEM ALL FROM THE AIR. AIR. 177 LIBERATOR BOMBERS FLEW 177 LIBERATOR BOMBERS FLEW DANGEROUSLY LOW, THROUGH BROAD DANGEROUSLY LOW, THROUGH BROAD DAYLIGHT WITHOUT PROTECTION WITH DAYLIGHT WITHOUT PROTECTION WITH THE NAZI WAR MACHINE. THE NAZI WAR MACHINE. MORE THAN 300 AIRMEN GAVE THEIR MORE THAN 300 AIRMEN GAVE THEIR LIVES TO DESTROY THE ENEMY OIL LIVES TO DESTROY THE ENEMY OIL REFINERIES AND THEY WERE AWARDED REFINERIES AND THEY WERE AWARDED THE CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR THE CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR FOR THE ACTIONS IN THE SINGLE FOR THE ACTIONS IN THE SINGLE RAID. RAID. IT WAS AIRMAN CHUCK YEAGER WHO IT WAS AIRMAN CHUCK YEAGER WHO FIRST BROKE THE SOUND BARRIER. FIRST BROKE THE SOUND BARRIER. IT WAS BUZZ ALDRIN WHO CREATED IT WAS BUZZ ALDRIN WHO CREATED THEIR SABRE JETS FOR ROCKETS TO THEIR SABRE JETS FOR ROCKETS TO THE STARS. THE STARS. AND IT IS OUR INCREDIBLE AIRMAN AND IT IS OUR INCREDIBLE AIRMAN TODAY WHO WIELDS THE MOST TODAY WHO WIELDS THE MOST POWERFUL WEAPONS SYSTEMS ON THE POWERFUL WEAPONS SYSTEMS ON THE PLANET EARTH. PLANET EARTH. NONE HAS MANAGED TO KILL A NONE HAS MANAGED TO KILL A SINGLE AMERICAN SOLDIER BECAUSE SINGLE AMERICAN SOLDIER BECAUSE THE SKIES BELONG TO THE UNITED THE SKIES BELONG TO THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. STATES OF AMERICA. NO ENEMY HAS ATTACKED OUR PEOPLE NO ENEMY HAS ATTACKED OUR PEOPLE WITHOUT BEING MET BY THE ROAR OF WITHOUT BEING MET BY THE ROAR OF THUNDER AND THE AWESOME MIGHT OF THUNDER AND THE AWESOME MIGHT OF THOSE WHO BID FAREWELL TO EARTH THOSE WHO BID FAREWELL TO EARTH AND SOARED INTO THE WILD BLUE AND SOARED INTO THE WILD BLUE YONDER. YONDER. THEY ARE THE UNITED STATES AIR THEY ARE THE UNITED STATES AIR FORCE. FORCE. REPRESENTING THE AIR FORCE YOU REPRESENTING THE AIR FORCE YOU WILL SOON SEE, BEAUTIFUL, BRAND WILL SOON SEE, BEAUTIFUL, BRAND NEW F-22 RAPTORS FROM LANGLEY NEW F-22 RAPTORS FROM LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE IN VIRGINIA. AIR FORCE BASE IN VIRGINIA. AND ONE MAGNIFICENT B-2 STEALTH AND ONE MAGNIFICENT B-2 STEALTH BOMBER FROM MISSOURI. ♪ ♪>>WHAT A GREAT COUNTRY.>>WHAT A GREAT COUNTRY. IN OCTOBER 1775, THE CONTINENTAL IN OCTOBER 1775, THE CONTINENTAL CONGRESS ORDERED THE CONGRESS ORDERED THE CONSTRUCTION OF TWO SWIFT CONSTRUCTION OF TWO SWIFT SAILING VESSELS. SAILING VESSELS. EACH CARRYING TEN CANNONS AND 80 EACH CARRYING TEN CANNONS AND 80 MEN TO SAIL EASTWARD. MEN TO SAIL EASTWARD. OUR YOUNG FLEET TESTED THEIR SEA OUR YOUNG FLEET TESTED THEIR SEA LEGS AGAINST THE MOST POWERFUL LEGS AGAINST THE MOST POWERFUL NAVY THE WORLD HAS EVER SCENE. NAVY THE WORLD HAS EVER SCENE. JOHN PAUL JONES, AMERICA’S FIRST JOHN PAUL JONES, AMERICA’S FIRST GREAT NAVAL HERO SAID, I WISH TO GREAT NAVAL HERO SAID, I WISH TO HAVE NO CONNECTION WITH ANY SHIP HAVE NO CONNECTION WITH ANY SHIP THAT DOES NOT SAIL FAST. THAT DOES NOT SAIL FAST. FOR I INTEND TO GO IN HARM’S FOR I INTEND TO GO IN HARM’S WAY. WAY. HE GOT HIS WISH MANY TIMES WHEN HE GOT HIS WISH MANY TIMES WHEN HIS SHIP WAS SHOT INTO PIECES HIS SHIP WAS SHOT INTO PIECES OFF THE COAST OF ENGLAND BY A OFF THE COAST OF ENGLAND BY A BRITISH VESSEL AND HER FOUR BRITISH VESSEL AND HER FOUR DOZEN GUNS. DOZEN GUNS. WHEN DEMANDED TO SURRENDER, WHEN DEMANDED TO SURRENDER, JONES FAMOUSLY DECLARED, I HAVE JONES FAMOUSLY DECLARED, I HAVE NOT YET BEGUN TO FIGHT. NOT YET BEGUN TO FIGHT. WHEN OUR NAVY BEGINS FIGHTING, WHEN OUR NAVY BEGINS FIGHTING, THEY FINISH THE JOB. THEY FINISH THE JOB. THE WAR OF 1812, CAPTAIN JAMES THE WAR OF 1812, CAPTAIN JAMES LAWRENCE FELL WITH HIS BROTHERS LAWRENCE FELL WITH HIS BROTHERS ON THE USS CHESAPEAKE. ON THE USS CHESAPEAKE. HIS DYING COMMAND GAINED HIS DYING COMMAND GAINED IMMORTALITY. IMMORTALITY. DON’T GIVE UP THE SHIP. DON’T GIVE UP THE SHIP. IN THE BATTLE OF MOBILE BAY, IN THE BATTLE OF MOBILE BAY, ADMIRAL DAVID FARRAGUT LASHED ADMIRAL DAVID FARRAGUT LASHED HIMSELF TO THE RIGGING OF THE HIMSELF TO THE RIGGING OF THE FLAGSHIP TO SEE BEYOND CRYING, FLAGSHIP TO SEE BEYOND CRYING, DAMN THE TORPEDOS, FULL SPEED DAMN THE TORPEDOS, FULL SPEED AHEAD IN WORLD WAR II, IT WAS AHEAD IN WORLD WAR II, IT WAS AVIATORS’ LAUNCH FROM THE AVIATORS’ LAUNCH FROM THE CARRIER ENTERPRISE. CARRIER ENTERPRISE. YORKTOWN, WHO FILLED THE SKIES YORKTOWN, WHO FILLED THE SKIES OF MIDWAY AND TURNED THE TIDE OF OF MIDWAY AND TURNED THE TIDE OF THE PACIFIC WAR. THE PACIFIC WAR. NOBODY COULD BEAT US. NOBODY COULD BEAT US. NOBODY COULD COME CLOSE. NOBODY COULD COME CLOSE. ON D-DAY, THE ENGINEERS CAME ON D-DAY, THE ENGINEERS CAME ASHORE TO DESTROY BLOCKADES AND ASHORE TO DESTROY BLOCKADES AND BARRIERS, MAKING WAYS FOR THE BARRIERS, MAKING WAYS FOR THE INVASIONS. INVASIONS. MANY LOST THEIR LIVES BUT THEY MANY LOST THEIR LIVES BUT THEY TOOK GERMAN DEFENSES WITH THEM TOOK GERMAN DEFENSES WITH THEM AND OUR MAIN CRUSH UPON THE AND OUR MAIN CRUSH UPON THE BEACHES LIKE A MIGHTY STORM. BEACHES LIKE A MIGHTY STORM. FROM THE NAVAL DEMOLITION UNIT FROM THE NAVAL DEMOLITION UNIT OF WORLD WAR II, AROSE FORCE OF WORLD WAR II, AROSE FORCE THAT BECAME FAMOUS IN THE DELTA. THAT BECAME FAMOUS IN THE DELTA. THEY DON’T WANT TO SEE OUR FORCE THEY DON’T WANT TO SEE OUR FORCE AGAIN. AGAIN. THE VERY BEST OF THE VERY BEST. THE VERY BEST OF THE VERY BEST. THE NAVY S.E.A.L.s. THE NAVY S.E.A.L.s. THEY DELIVERED VENGEANCE ON THE THEY DELIVERED VENGEANCE ON THE TERRORISTS WHO PLANNED THE TERRORISTS WHO PLANNED THE SEPTEMBER 11 ATTACKS ON OUR SEPTEMBER 11 ATTACKS ON OUR HOMELAND. HOMELAND. IT WAS THE S.E.A.L.s WHO STAND IT WAS THE S.E.A.L.s WHO STAND READY TO BRING RIGHTEOUS READY TO BRING RIGHTEOUS RETRIBUTION AND MOUNTAIN JUNG HE RETRIBUTION AND MOUNTAIN JUNG HE WILL, DESERT, TO THOSE WHO DO US WILL, DESERT, TO THOSE WHO DO US HARM. HARM. AMERICA’S SAILORS ARE NOT BORN. AMERICA’S SAILORS ARE NOT BORN. THEY ARE FORGED BY THE SEA. THEY ARE FORGED BY THE SEA. THEIR TRADITIONS ARE RICH WITH THEIR TRADITIONS ARE RICH WITH THE SALT AND BLOOD OF THREE THE SALT AND BLOOD OF THREE CENTURIES. CENTURIES. WHEN OLD GLORY CRESTS THE WAVES WHEN OLD GLORY CRESTS THE WAVES OF FOREIGN SHORES, EVERY FRIEND OF FOREIGN SHORES, EVERY FRIEND AND EVERY FOE KNOWS THAT JUSTICE AND EVERY FOE KNOWS THAT JUSTICE SAILS THOSE WATERS. SAILS THOSE WATERS. IT SAILS WITH THE UNITED STATES IT SAILS WITH THE UNITED STATES NAVY. NAVY. REPRESENTING OUR GREAT NAVY REPRESENTING OUR GREAT NAVY TODAY WILL BE TWO F-18 SUPER TODAY WILL BE TWO F-18 SUPER HORNETS FROM OCEANA AND VIRGINIA HORNETS FROM OCEANA AND VIRGINIA ALONG WITH TWO F-35 LIGHTNING ALONG WITH TWO F-35 LIGHTNING FROM NAVAL AIR STATION LEMOORE FROM NAVAL AIR STATION LEMOORE IN CALIFORNIA. ♪ ♪>>SO GREAT.>>SO GREAT. IN NOVEMBER OF 1775, THE IN NOVEMBER OF 1775, THE CONTINENTAL CONGRESS GRADED TWO CONTINENTAL CONGRESS GRADED TWO BATTALIONS OF A NEW KIND OF BATTALIONS OF A NEW KIND OF WARRIOR. WARRIOR. ONE WHO WOULD PROTECT OUR SHIPS ONE WHO WOULD PROTECT OUR SHIPS AND SAILORS AND BE AT HOLE, BOTH AND SAILORS AND BE AT HOLE, BOTH ASHORE AND IN THE MAST WITH ASHORE AND IN THE MAST WITH MUSKET IN HAND. MUSKET IN HAND. THEIR VERSATILITY WAS PROVEN IN THEIR VERSATILITY WAS PROVEN IN THE WAR OF INDEPENDENCE WHEN 234 THE WAR OF INDEPENDENCE WHEN 234 CONTINENTAL MARINES CONDUCTED CONTINENTAL MARINES CONDUCTED THEIR FIRST AMPHIBIOUS RAID. THEIR FIRST AMPHIBIOUS RAID. CAPTURING THE BRITISH SUPPLY OF CAPTURING THE BRITISH SUPPLY OF GUN POWDER AND CANNONS. GUN POWDER AND CANNONS. EVER SINCE MARINES HAVE FOUGHT EVER SINCE MARINES HAVE FOUGHT IN EVERY AMERICAN WAR. IN EVERY AMERICAN WAR. THEIR LEGEND HAS GROWN AND GROWN THEIR LEGEND HAS GROWN AND GROWN AND GROWN WITH EACH PASSING AND GROWN WITH EACH PASSING YEAR. YEAR. IT WAS THE MARINES WHO WON IT WAS THE MARINES WHO WON AMERICA’S FIRST OVERSEAS BATTLE, AMERICA’S FIRST OVERSEAS BATTLE, VANQUISHING THE BARBARRE PIRATES VANQUISHING THE BARBARRE PIRATES ON THE SHORES OF TRIPOLI. ON THE SHORES OF TRIPOLI. THEY WERE SHIELDED FROM THE THEY WERE SHIELDED FROM THE PIRATES, EARNED THEM IMMORTAL PIRATES, EARNED THEM IMMORTAL NAME, LEATHER NECK. NAME, LEATHER NECK. IT WAS THE MARINES WHO AFTER TWO IT WAS THE MARINES WHO AFTER TWO LONG DAYS OF BATTLE, MARCHED LONG DAYS OF BATTLE, MARCHED THROUGH THE HALLS OF MONTEZUMA. THROUGH THE HALLS OF MONTEZUMA. IT WAS THE MARINES WHO TOOK IT WAS THE MARINES WHO TOOK HEAVY CASUALTIES TO KICK THE HEAVY CASUALTIES TO KICK THE KAISER’S TROOPS OUT IN WORLD WAR KAISER’S TROOPS OUT IN WORLD WAR I, EARNING THE TITLE, DEVIL I, EARNING THE TITLE, DEVIL DOGS. DOGS. AND IT WAS MARINES WHO RAISED AND IT WAS MARINES WHO RAISED THE FLAG ON THE BLACK SANDS OF THE FLAG ON THE BLACK SANDS OF IWO JIMA. IWO JIMA. FROM THE RESERVOIR, FROM HELMOND FROM THE RESERVOIR, FROM HELMOND TO BAGHDAD, MARINES HAVE STRUCK TO BAGHDAD, MARINES HAVE STRUCK FEAR INTO THE HEARTS OF OUR FEAR INTO THE HEARTS OF OUR ENEMIES AND PUT SOLACE INTO THE ENEMIES AND PUT SOLACE INTO THE HEARTS OF OUR FRIENDS. HEARTS OF OUR FRIENDS. MARINES ALWAYS LEAD THE WAY. MARINES ALWAYS LEAD THE WAY. AFTER THE 1993 MARINES BOMBING AFTER THE 1993 MARINES BOMBING IN BEIRUT WHICH CLAIMED THE IN BEIRUT WHICH CLAIMED THE LIVES OF 241 GREAT U.S. LIVES OF 241 GREAT U.S. SERVICEMEN, THE MARINE SERGEANT SERVICEMEN, THE MARINE SERGEANT LAY IN BANDAGES, SO BADLY LAY IN BANDAGES, SO BADLY WOUNDED, BARELY ALIVE. WOUNDED, BARELY ALIVE. WHEN THE COMMANDANT OF THE WHEN THE COMMANDANT OF THE MARINE CORPS CAME TO VISIT THE MARINE CORPS CAME TO VISIT THE HOSPITAL, SERGEANT NASH HAD TO HOSPITAL, SERGEANT NASH HAD TO FEEL FOR THE GENERAL. FEEL FOR THE GENERAL. HE WANTED TO FEEL HIS FOUR HE WANTED TO FEEL HIS FOUR STARS. STARS. HE COULD NOT SEE AND HE COULD HE COULD NOT SEE AND HE COULD NOT SPEAK. NOT SPEAK. HE SIGNALS FOR PEN AND PAPER. HE SIGNALS FOR PEN AND PAPER. WITH SHAKING HANDS HE WROTE TWO WITH SHAKING HANDS HE WROTE TWO WORDS. WORDS. SEMPER FI. SEMPER FI. THAT MOTTO, ALWAYS FAITHFUL, THAT MOTTO, ALWAYS FAITHFUL, BURNS IN THE SOUL OF EVERY BURNS IN THE SOUL OF EVERY MARINE. MARINE. A SACRED PROMISE THE CORE HAS A SACRED PROMISE THE CORE HAS KEPT SINCE THE BIRTH OF OUR KEPT SINCE THE BIRTH OF OUR COUNTRY. COUNTRY. THEY ARE THE ELITE MASTERS OF THEY ARE THE ELITE MASTERS OF AIR AND LAND AND SEA ON AIR AND LAND AND SEA ON BATTLEFIELDS ALL ACROSS THE BATTLEFIELDS ALL ACROSS THE GLOBE. GLOBE. THEY ARE THE UNITED STATES THEY ARE THE UNITED STATES MARINES. MARINES. REPRESENTING THE MARINE CORPS REPRESENTING THE MARINE CORPS TODAY WILL BE A BRAND NEW V-8, TODAY WILL BE A BRAND NEW V-8, SOON TO BE SERVING MARINE 1. SOON TO BE SERVING MARINE 1. ALONG WITH THE 22 FROM QUANTICO, ALONG WITH THE 22 FROM QUANTICO, THE NIGHT HAWKS. ♪ ♪ ♪>>IN JUNE OF 1775, THE>>IN JUNE OF 1775, THE CONTINENTAL CONGRESS CREATED A CONTINENTAL CONGRESS CREATED A UNIFIED ARMY OUT OF THE UNIFIED ARMY OUT OF THE REVOLUTIONARY FORCES AROUND REVOLUTIONARY FORCES AROUND BOSTON AND NEW YORK AND NAMED BOSTON AND NEW YORK AND NAMED AFTER THE GREAT GEORGE AFTER THE GREAT GEORGE WASHINGTON, COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF. WASHINGTON, COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF. THE CONTINENTAL ARMY SUFFERED A THE CONTINENTAL ARMY SUFFERED A BITTER WINTER OF VALLEY FORGE, BITTER WINTER OF VALLEY FORGE, FOUND GLORY ACROSS THE WATERS OF FOUND GLORY ACROSS THE WATERS OF THE DELAWARE AND SEIZED VICTORY THE DELAWARE AND SEIZED VICTORY FROM CORNWALL. FROM CORNWALL. IT MANNED THE RAMPART. IT MANNED THE RAMPART. IT TOOK OVER THE AIRPORT. IT TOOK OVER THE AIRPORT. IT DID EVERYTHING IT HAD TO DO IT DID EVERYTHING IT HAD TO DO AND AT FT. McHENRY UNDER THE AND AT FT. McHENRY UNDER THE ROCKET’S RED GLARE, IT HAD ROCKET’S RED GLARE, IT HAD NOTHING BUT VICTORY. NOTHING BUT VICTORY. WHEN DAWN CAME, THE STAR WHEN DAWN CAME, THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER WAVED DEFIANT. SPANGLED BANNER WAVED DEFIANT. AND GETTYSBURG, OUR SOLDIERS AND GETTYSBURG, OUR SOLDIERS GAVE THE LAST FULL MEASURE OF GAVE THE LAST FULL MEASURE OF DEVOTION FOR THE TRUE UNITY OF DEVOTION FOR THE TRUE UNITY OF OUR NATION AND THE FREEDOM OF OUR NATION AND THE FREEDOM OF ALL AMERICANS. ALL AMERICANS. IN WORLD WAR I, AN ARMY SERGEANT IN WORLD WAR I, AN ARMY SERGEANT FACED AN INFERNO OF FIRE AND FACED AN INFERNO OF FIRE AND REFUSED TO RETREAT. REFUSED TO RETREAT. HE SAID I WON’T LEAVE. HE SAID I WON’T LEAVE. I WON’T STOP. I WON’T STOP. HE SHOT HIS RIFLE 18 TIMES, HE SHOT HIS RIFLE 18 TIMES, KILLING 18 OF THE ENEMY. KILLING 18 OF THE ENEMY. WHEN THEY FIXED THE BAYONETS, HE WHEN THEY FIXED THE BAYONETS, HE KILLED 18 MORE. KILLED 18 MORE. BECAUSE OF ONE MAN, ALVIN YORK, BECAUSE OF ONE MAN, ALVIN YORK, A GENERATION LATER, THE ARMY A GENERATION LATER, THE ARMY RETURNED TO EUROPE AND EMBARKED RETURNED TO EUROPE AND EMBARKED UPON A GREAT CRUSADE WITH KNIVES UPON A GREAT CRUSADE WITH KNIVES AND RIFLES IN HAND. AND RIFLES IN HAND. THE RANGERS SCALED THE CLIFFS OF THE RANGERS SCALED THE CLIFFS OF NORMANDY. NORMANDY. THE 101st AIRBORNE LEAPT INTO THE 101st AIRBORNE LEAPT INTO DANGER FROM ABOVE, ILLUMINATED DANGER FROM ABOVE, ILLUMINATED ONLY BY ENEMY FLARES, EXPLOSIONS ONLY BY ENEMY FLARES, EXPLOSIONS AND BURNING AIRCRAFT. AND BURNING AIRCRAFT. THEY THREW BACK THE NASTY EMPIRE THEY THREW BACK THE NASTY EMPIRE WITH LIGHTNING OF THEIR OWN FROM WITH LIGHTNING OF THEIR OWN FROM THE TURRETS OF SHERMAN TANK AND THE TURRETS OF SHERMAN TANK AND THE M-1 RIFLE. THE M-1 RIFLE. IN THE DARKNESS OF THE BATTLE OF IN THE DARKNESS OF THE BATTLE OF THE BULK, WITH NAZIS ON EVERY THE BULK, WITH NAZIS ON EVERY SIDE, ONE SOLDIER IS REPORTED TO SIDE, ONE SOLDIER IS REPORTED TO HAVE SAID, THEY’VE GOT US HAVE SAID, THEY’VE GOT US SURROUNDED AGAIN, THE POOR SURROUNDED AGAIN, THE POOR BASTARDS. BASTARDS. THE NUMBER AMERICAN WARRIORS THE NUMBER AMERICAN WARRIORS FOUGHT THROUGH BUNKERS OF PORK FOUGHT THROUGH BUNKERS OF PORK CHOP HILL AND HELD THE LINE OF CHOP HILL AND HELD THE LINE OF CIVILIZATION IN KOREA. CIVILIZATION IN KOREA. IN THE HE WILL FASTBALL GRASS OF IN THE HE WILL FASTBALL GRASS OF VIETNAM. VIETNAM. THE FIRST MADE THE STAND AGAINST THE FIRST MADE THE STAND AGAINST A FOREST CONSUMED IN FLAME WITH A FOREST CONSUMED IN FLAME WITH ENEMIES AT EVERY TURN. ENEMIES AT EVERY TURN. HAVE THE AMERICA BROUGHT THE HAVE THE AMERICA BROUGHT THE RIGHTEOUS FURY DOWN TO RIGHTEOUS FURY DOWN TO AFGHANISTAN AND IRAQ AND CLEARED AFGHANISTAN AND IRAQ AND CLEARED THE BLOOD THIRSTY KILLERS FROM THE BLOOD THIRSTY KILLERS FROM THEIR CAVE. THEIR CAVE. THEY LIBERATED MOSUL AND HELPED THEY LIBERATED MOSUL AND HELPED OBLITERATED THE ISIS CAL FATE OBLITERATED THE ISIS CAL FATE RECENTLY IN SYRIA. RECENTLY IN SYRIA. 100% GONE. 100% GONE. THE SOLDIERS HAVE ALWAYS POINTED THE SOLDIERS HAVE ALWAYS POINTED TOWARD HOME CLAIMING, THEY LIVE TOWARD HOME CLAIMING, THEY LIVE BY THE CREED OF DOUGLAS BY THE CREED OF DOUGLAS MacARTHUR, IN WAR THERE IS NO MacARTHUR, IN WAR THERE IS NO SUBSTITUTE FOR VICTORY. SUBSTITUTE FOR VICTORY. THEY ARE THE GREATEST SOLDIERS THEY ARE THE GREATEST SOLDIERS ON EARTH. ♪ ♪ NEARLY 250 YEARS AGO, A NEARLY 250 YEARS AGO, A VOLUNTEER ARMY OF FARMERS AND VOLUNTEER ARMY OF FARMERS AND SHOP KEEPERS, BLACKSMITHS, SHOP KEEPERS, BLACKSMITHS, MERCHANTS AND MILITIAMEN RISKED MERCHANTS AND MILITIAMEN RISKED LIFE AND LIMB TO SECURE AMERICAN LIFE AND LIMB TO SECURE AMERICAN LIBERTY AND SELF-GOVERNMENT. LIBERTY AND SELF-GOVERNMENT. THIS EVENING WE HAVE WITNESSED THIS EVENING WE HAVE WITNESSED THE NOBLE MIGHT OF THE WARRIORS THE NOBLE MIGHT OF THE WARRIORS WHO CONTINUE THAT LEGACY. WHO CONTINUE THAT LEGACY. THEY GUARD OUR BIRTH RIGHT WITH THEY GUARD OUR BIRTH RIGHT WITH VIGILANCE AND FIERCE DEVOTION TO VIGILANCE AND FIERCE DEVOTION TO THE FLAG AND TO OUR GREAT THE FLAG AND TO OUR GREAT COUNTRY. COUNTRY. NOW WE MUST GO FORWARD AS A NOW WE MUST GO FORWARD AS A NATION WITH THAT SAME UNITY OF NATION WITH THAT SAME UNITY OF PURPOSE. PURPOSE. AS LONG AS WE STAY TRUE, AS LONG AS LONG AS WE STAY TRUE, AS LONG AS WE REMEMBER OUR GREAT AS WE REMEMBER OUR GREAT HISTORY, AS LONG AS WE NEVER, HISTORY, AS LONG AS WE NEVER, EVER STOP FIGHTING FOR A BETTER EVER STOP FIGHTING FOR A BETTER FUTURE, THEN THERE WILL BE FUTURE, THEN THERE WILL BE NOTHING THAT AMERICA CANNOT DO. NOTHING THAT AMERICA CANNOT DO.>>THANK YOU.>>THANK YOU. WE WILL ALWAYS BE THE PEOPLE WHO WE WILL ALWAYS BE THE PEOPLE WHO DEFEATED, TOOK TO THE SKIES, AND DEFEATED, TOOK TO THE SKIES, AND SOARED INTO THE HEAVENS. SOARED INTO THE HEAVENS. BECAUSE WE WILL NEVER FORGET BECAUSE WE WILL NEVER FORGET THAT WE ARE AMERICANS AND THE THAT WE ARE AMERICANS AND THE FUTURE BELONGS TO US. FUTURE BELONGS TO US. THE FUTURE BELONGS TO THE BRAVE, THE FUTURE BELONGS TO THE BRAVE, THE STRONG, THE PROUD AND THE THE STRONG, THE PROUD AND THE FREE. FREE. WE ARE ONE PEOPLE, CHASING ONE WE ARE ONE PEOPLE, CHASING ONE DREAM, AND ONE MAGNIFICENT DREAM, AND ONE MAGNIFICENT DESTINY. DESTINY. WE ALL SHARE THE SAME HEROES, WE ALL SHARE THE SAME HEROES, THE SAME HOME, THE SAME HEART, THE SAME HOME, THE SAME HEART, AND WE ARE ALL MADE BY THE SAME AND WE ARE ALL MADE BY THE SAME ALMIGHTY GOD. ALMIGHTY GOD. FROM THE BANKS OF THE CHESAPEAKE FROM THE BANKS OF THE CHESAPEAKE TO THE CLIFFS OF CALIFORNIA, TO THE CLIFFS OF CALIFORNIA, FROM THE HUMMING SHORES OF THE FROM THE HUMMING SHORES OF THE GREAT LAKES TO THE SAND DUNES OF GREAT LAKES TO THE SAND DUNES OF THE CAROLINAS, FROM THE FIELDS THE CAROLINAS, FROM THE FIELDS OF THE HEARTLAND TO THE OF THE HEARTLAND TO THE EVERGLADES OF FLORIDA, THE EVERGLADES OF FLORIDA, THE SPIRIT OF AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE SPIRIT OF AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE WILL NEVER FADE, NEVER FAIL, BUT WILL NEVER FADE, NEVER FAIL, BUT WILL REIGN FOREVER AND EVER AND WILL REIGN FOREVER AND EVER AND EVER. EVER. TO EVERY CITIZEN THROUGHOUT OUR TO EVERY CITIZEN THROUGHOUT OUR LAND, HAVE A GLORIOUS LAND, HAVE A GLORIOUS INDEPENDENCE DAY. INDEPENDENCE DAY. HAVE A GREAT FOURTH OF JULY. HAVE A GREAT FOURTH OF JULY. I WANT TO THANK THE ARMY BAND, I WANT TO THANK THE ARMY BAND, THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, THE THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, THE INTERIOR DEPARTMENT, THE INTERIOR DEPARTMENT, THE INCREDIBLE PILOTS OVERHEAD, AND INCREDIBLE PILOTS OVERHEAD, AND THOSE WHO ARE MAKING POSSIBLE THOSE WHO ARE MAKING POSSIBLE THE AMAZING FIREWORKS DISPLAY THE AMAZING FIREWORKS DISPLAY LATER THIS EVENING. LATER THIS EVENING. NOW AS THE BAND PLAYS, THE NOW AS THE BAND PLAYS, THE BATTLE HYMN OF THE REPUBLIC, I BATTLE HYMN OF THE REPUBLIC, I INVITE THE FIRST LADY, VICE INVITE THE FIRST LADY, VICE PRESIDENT AND MRS. PENCE, THE PRESIDENT AND MRS. PENCE, THE SERVICE SECRETARIES AND MILITARY SERVICE SECRETARIES AND MILITARY LEADERS TO JOIN ME ON STAGE FOR LEADERS TO JOIN ME ON STAGE FOR ONE MORE SALUTE TO AMERICA BY ONE MORE SALUTE TO AMERICA BY THE FAMOUS, INCREDIBLE, TALENTED THE FAMOUS, INCREDIBLE, TALENTED BLUE ANGELS. BLUE ANGELS. GOD BLESS YOU. GOD BLESS YOU. GOD BLESS THE MILITARY. GOD BLESS THE MILITARY. AND GOD BLESS AMERICA. AND GOD BLESS AMERICA. HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY. HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY. [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] ♪ ♪ ♪ MINE EYES ♪ MINE EYES HAVE SEEN THE GLORY HAVE SEEN THE GLORY OF THE COMING OF THE COMING OF THE LORD ♪ OF THE LORD ♪ ♪ HE IS TRAMPLING ♪ HE IS TRAMPLING OUT THE VINTAGE OUT THE VINTAGE WHERE THE GRAPES WHERE THE GRAPES OF WRATH ARE STORED ♪ OF WRATH ARE STORED ♪ ♪ HE HATH LOOSED ♪ HE HATH LOOSED THE FATEFUL LIGHTNING THE FATEFUL LIGHTNING OF HIS TERRIBLE SWIFT SWORD ♪ OF HIS TERRIBLE SWIFT SWORD ♪ ♪ HIS TRUTH IS MARCHING ON ♪ ♪ HIS TRUTH IS MARCHING ON ♪ ♪ GLORY GLORY HALLELUJAH ♪ GLORY GLORY HALLELUJAH GLORY GLORY HALLELUJAH GLORY GLORY HALLELUJAH GLORY GLORY HALLELUJAH GLORY GLORY HALLELUJAH HIS TRUTH IS MARCHING ON ♪ HIS TRUTH IS MARCHING ON ♪ ♪ I HAVE SEEN HIM ♪ I HAVE SEEN HIM IN THE WATCH FIRES IN THE WATCH FIRES OF 100 CIRCLING CAMPS ♪ OF 100 CIRCLING CAMPS ♪ ♪ THEY HAVE BUILDED HIM ♪ THEY HAVE BUILDED HIM AN ALTAR AN ALTAR IN THE EVENING IN THE EVENING DEWS AND DAMPS ♪ DEWS AND DAMPS ♪ ♪ I CAN READ HIS ♪ I CAN READ HIS RIGHTEOUS SENTENCE BY RIGHTEOUS SENTENCE BY THE DIM AND FLARING LAMPS THE DIM AND FLARING LAMPS HIS DAY IS MARCHING ON ♪ HIS DAY IS MARCHING ON ♪ ♪ GLORY GLORY HALLELUJAH ♪ GLORY GLORY HALLELUJAH GLORY GLORY HALLELUJAH GLORY GLORY HALLELUJAH GLORY GLORY HALLELUJAH GLORY GLORY HALLELUJAH HIS TRUTH IS MARCHING ON ♪ HIS TRUTH IS MARCHING ON ♪ ♪ IN THE BEAUTY ♪ IN THE BEAUTY OF THE LILIES OF THE LILIES CHRIST WAS BORN CHRIST WAS BORN ACROSS THE SEA ♪ ACROSS THE SEA ♪ ♪ WITH THE GLORY ♪ WITH THE GLORY IN HIS BOSOM IN HIS BOSOM THAT TRANSFIGURED THAT TRANSFIGURED YOU AND ME ♪ YOU AND ME ♪ ♪ AS HE DIED ♪ AS HE DIED TO MAKE MEN WHOLE ♪ TO MAKE MEN WHOLE ♪ ♪ LET US LIVE ♪ LET US LIVE TO MAKE MEN FREE ♪ TO MAKE MEN FREE ♪ OUR GOD IS MARCHING ON OUR GOD IS MARCHING ON ♪ GLORY GLORY HALLELUJAH ♪ GLORY GLORY HALLELUJAH GLORY GLORY HALLELUJAH GLORY GLORY HALLELUJAH GLORY GLORY HALLELUJAH GLORY GLORY HALLELUJAH HIS TRUTH IS MARCHING ON ♪ HIS TRUTH IS MARCHING ON ♪ ♪ GLORY GLORY HALLELUJAH ♪ GLORY GLORY HALLELUJAH GLORY GLORY HALLELUJAH GLORY GLORY HALLELUJAH GLORY GLORY HALLELUJAH GLORY GLORY HALLELUJAH HIS TRUTH IS MARCHING ON ♪ HIS TRUTH IS MARCHING ON ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ THE FLAG STILL STANDS FOR ♪ THE FLAG STILL STANDS FOR FREEDOM AND THEY CAN’T TAKE THAT FREEDOM AND THEY CAN’T TAKE THAT AWAY NIGHT? AWAY NIGHT? I’M PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN I’M PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN WHERE AT LEAST I KNOW I’M FREE ♪ WHERE AT LEAST I KNOW I’M FREE ♪ ♪ AND I WON’T FORGET THE ONES ♪ AND I WON’T FORGET THE ONES WHO DIED WHO GAVE THAT RIGHT TO WHO DIED WHO GAVE THAT RIGHT TO ME ♪ ME ♪ ♪ AND I GLADLY STAND UP NEXT TO ♪ AND I GLADLY STAND UP NEXT TO YOU AND DEFEND HER STILL TODAY ♪ YOU AND DEFEND HER STILL TODAY ♪ ♪ BECAUSE THERE AIN’T NO DOUBT I ♪ BECAUSE THERE AIN’T NO DOUBT I LOVE THIS LAND ♪ LOVE THIS LAND ♪ ♪ GOD BLESS THE USA ♪ ♪ GOD BLESS THE USA ♪ ACROSS THE PLAINS OF TEXAS FROM ACROSS THE PLAINS OF TEXAS FROM SEA TO SHINING SEA ♪ SEA TO SHINING SEA ♪ ♪ HOUSTON AND NEW YORK TO L.A. ♪ ♪ HOUSTON AND NEW YORK TO L.A. ♪ ♪ WITH PRIDE IN EVERY AMERICAN ♪ WITH PRIDE IN EVERY AMERICAN HEART IT’S TIME WE STAND AND HEART IT’S TIME WE STAND AND SAY ♪ SAY ♪ ♪ AND I’M PROUD TO BE AN ♪ AND I’M PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN WHERE AT LEAST I KNOW AMERICAN WHERE AT LEAST I KNOW I’M FREE ♪ I’M FREE ♪ ♪ AND I WON’T FORGET THE ONES ♪ AND I WON’T FORGET THE ONES WHO DIED WHO GAVE THAT RIGHT TO WHO DIED WHO GAVE THAT RIGHT TO ME ♪ ME ♪ ♪ AND I GLADLY STAND UP NEXT TO ♪ AND I GLADLY STAND UP NEXT TO YOU AND DEFEND HER STILL TODAY ♪ YOU AND DEFEND HER STILL TODAY ♪ ♪ BECAUSE THERE AIN’T NO DOUBT I ♪ BECAUSE THERE AIN’T NO DOUBT I LOVE THIS LAND ♪ LOVE THIS LAND ♪ ♪ GOD BLESS THE USA ♪ ♪ GOD BLESS THE USA ♪ ♪ AND I’M GLAD TO BE AN AMERICAN ♪ AND I’M GLAD TO BE AN AMERICAN WHERE AT LEAST I KNOW I’M FREE WHERE AT LEAST I KNOW I’M FREE AND I WON’T FORGET ONES WHO DIED AND I WON’T FORGET ONES WHO DIED WHO GAVE THAT RIGHT TO ME ♪ WHO GAVE THAT RIGHT TO ME ♪ ♪ AND I GLADLY STAND UP NEXT TO ♪ AND I GLADLY STAND UP NEXT TO YOU AND DEFEND HER STILL TODAY ♪ YOU AND DEFEND HER STILL TODAY ♪ ♪ THERE AIN’T NO DOUBT I LOVE ♪ THERE AIN’T NO DOUBT I LOVE THIS LAND ♪ THIS LAND ♪ ♪ GOD BLESS THE USA ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪

100 thoughts on “Watch President Donald Trump’s Full July 4th ‘Salute To America’ Military Event | NBC News

  1. It was a beautiful display and tribute to our military, their amazing talent and sacrifice for all of us.. I loved it. Great stories in his speech too. Our military is what helps keep America safe. Happy Independence Day. It was a wonderful salute to our peacekeepers of every branch.

  2. Come on NBC it’s always been called 4th of July Independence Day
    I’m sure your shocked to see how true patriots celebrate and honor those who protect our country then and now
    Greatness is in each individual

  3. Could you imagine putting a slide into a microscope and all the sudden this pops up. Like… imagine looking down at an ant colony and watching an ant F-18 fly over the ant hill. Humans are awesome. Go USA

  4. The simultaneous pop, pop, pop sound you are hearing during this speech was the sound of Liberal’s heads exploding with hatred due to this speech not being political!

  5. Well, even though his historical presentation was a bit stumbly and he reminded me of those boring history teachers I had when I was younger that did not attempt to make history come alive….He did not divide people nor mention party politics….He made mistakes, but hey ,it's hard to teach something you really don't care about or write from your own perspective… i actually give him credit for not bragging about himself once! He actually surprised me at how well he did. Happy Independence Day!

  6. All of the liberal media outlets have gone the way of MTV. MTV stopped doing music videos or anything good to garbage, and the liberal media has gone away from reporting actual news to spewing hate filled bias vomit.

  7. So what was the final embezzlement figure on this MAGA rally? Is it still $2.5 million from the parks? Maybe the misappropriated tanks can just flatten parts of them that can no longer be maintained due to their outright budget thefts. Not to worry though. Congress will surely soften the blow by letting the business criminal filch from plenty of other public coffers as well to fund his "re-election" campaign.

  8. so proud of our president and our military. Happy 4th and god bless america and the rest of the free nations across the world.

  9. democratic candidates need to think outside the box to wins 2020 going to every poll l place president Obama Hillary Clinton need to help the Democratic party speaking out on behave of the party,,,the democratic party candidates need all the help to win the election 2020

  10. “It will be the show of a lifetime!”
    Trump

    It was the show of a lifetime only because after going once I would never attend again. It was a long speech punctuated by too few aircraft flying by. The president's mere presence makes it more about him than our nation's service members. Add to it the fact that he is a draft dodger and you have a recipe for hollow words.

  11. I was there in the crowd and it was awesome! It was a great patriotic display! The crowd was enthusiastic and loud!

  12. Well done! LOVED the Blue Angels entering at the climax of the music. Excellent! Great Patriotic speech by our President 🙂

  13. For one. I'm grateful for his celebration. Coming from a military family who've given three lives in defense of this country.

  14. Desperate attempt of a man to win re-election to stay out of JAIL, being aware that the clock runs out on those obstruction charges if he's re-elected.

  15. Thanks Trump for making a firm stand against totalitarian socialist regimes in the world, against whom you showed America's firm resulotion to defend and preserve Judean Christian Western culture that has promoted the freedom of religion, of law and order, human rights and free market system..
    https://www.facebook.com/youshine/posts/10156846209567639

  16. Happy Independence day.
    Peace by strength.
    Let's break 4 chain [Iran, NorthKorea, Venezuela, Hongkong-Taiwan-Xinjiang-Tibet] wedded to China.

  17. God Bless America Please. Is he standing behind bullet proof glass? Tanks? Aren't they a bit dated now? Reminds of North Korean dictator like symbols? He'd of done better to fly in a flock of Combat Drones. It would of been much cheaper too! Now let's watch him go play some golf.

  18. I came to give respect to the fighter pilots who fought in the Continental Army! Salute to you brave Airmen of 1776

  19. He stayed on topic, a good speech. But Independece Day, the 4th of july, isn't a military holiday. It's not the day we gained our independence, it's the day we declared it. The war was not the goal. We celebrate our independence not the war for independence.

  20. Thomas Jefferson may have wrote it…but it's obvious Trump does not exemplifies anything that Jefferson declared.

  21. What a waste of time to listen to this traitor spew his lies……………nationalism is not the same nor even close to what being patriotic is.

  22. Don't you people commenting see how ironic it is to be praising such an incredible draft dodger as a military patriot? Wow.

  23. That Raptor on the inside of the turn got a little wonky there for a second. I thought originally he may have been caught in the B-2’s wingtip vortices but I guess not. Hmmmmm…….

  24. I love my President Trump and lovely First lady.God Bless THE USA🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

  25. 243 years of Independence is something to celebrate indeed, but will it continue? The 2,325-page U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement may come up for a vote in congress in August. That entangling agreement, 700-pages longer than my copy of the Holy Bible, isn't likely an agreement that President Trump of the members of Congress have individually even read through. If the "Devil's in the details," there's a lot of Devil in 2,325-pages. This agreement helped to create supra-national sovereignty in commissions above the three countries that would be parties to the agreement. That means and end to our independence as a country.

  26. To preserve Independence for America please phone your U.S. Senators' office in Washington, D.C. to leave a message of opposition against the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). You can phone the Senate switchboard at (202) 224-3121 to reach your Senators' offices. It only takes a couple of minutes to leave a message to oppose the 2,325-page entangling agreement and favor continued American independence.

  27. Whether you're on team donkey or elephant you should be happy about your patriotism, here in Sweden we're suffering greatly by it's lack

  28. This is a shot in the arm to all patriots of this great country.
    Let the world not forget what we did in world war 2 if not for the United States most of the world world would be speaking either German or Japanese and be in teriny

  29. what a trash video – excellent content but beyond poor composition. Camera's constantly shaking / only tiny slivers of the aircraft flying overhead / poor camera angles / bad editing / I could go on. NBC News must have really very low quality standards.

  30. A celebration of the freedom that we enjoy, provided by the armed forces, recognized by their CINC, in the capitol of the country, and 1:5 viewers dislike that. That same 1:5 will deceitfully claim that they support the military.
    There is nothing so blindly hateful, dogmatic and contradictory than an American "liberal."

  31. I've come to the conclusion that Trump supporters are trying to troll the rest of America. Its like its a necessity for Democrats and Republicans to troll our country with a popularity contest rather than elect a president nowadays.

  32. The left sided liberals rather see a Pride Parade in full color with men wearing gag balls and leather chaps and flogging women then a Military Parade!
    This parade was so epic that it filled the mall to the monument during his speech! ! CNN and CBS, ABC refused to show this! haha

  33. I love how people are mesmerized by this man reading a prepared speech off of a teleprompter.
    He can read, clearly a genius.

  34. Monkey Trump see Kim Jong-un, monkey do the same … that military display. Not even original this annoying orange dude … meh.

  35. Доня посмотрел и решил что он легко засунет за пояс и Китай и Россию . Но что то как всегда пошло не так. Позор ! Как американцы этого не видят ? Посмотрите как это выглядет.

    Китай https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLTjJkSYes0
    Россия https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7xu5XT68oU
    Учитесь недоумки.

  36. Did a calculation of crowd size, there was at least 900,000 people there watching this, upwards to 1.2 million. It was the largest crowd to ever be in Washington DC.

  37. One of the Greatest Stories ever told, United States of America! 243 years ago, we declared independence and claimed our God Given Rights! Bless President Trump and his Family. Keep them safe and leading us back to what we once were.. GREAT…. #MAGA stand with President Trump.

  38. The Chinese military is far superior. Just look up Chinese military parade. It was 10 times better than this american garbage

  39. Doesnt matter if you like america or not. A rational person can easily see that the us military is inferior garbage compared to the Chinese military. Especially now that we can compare the two militaries side by side.

  40. All of this unnecessary mess is so insane, plane, ✈️ tanks, bomber, etc will just add to the trillions of dollar deficit . That doesn’t matter to trump. All he’s about is grand standing. NO LIPS HAS GOT TO GO!!!!

  41. Its like watching a movie and a funny one. He is just like reading a book with no emotional feeling, just a bunch of yelling. what a joke.

  42. The military is a great defender of freedom, but freedom also depends on every citizen, every public official, and every elected representative. Democracy is not a passive concept: democracy has to be exercised, every day, at every possible opportunity. The people are the greatest defenders of democracy.

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