Independence Day

Good morning.
They're a little young.
That they are.
They look a little nervous.
I need all flight crews
to report to their designated areas.

- Major. Can I borrow that?
- Sir.

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 Fourth 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 Fourth 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!