This is a Winston Churchill speech that is particularly poignant on the anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks.
Two quotes in particular stood out to me:
“But there was one thing about which there was never any doubt. The courage, the unconquerable grit and stamina of our people, showed itself from the very outset. Without that all would have failed. Upon that rock, all stood unshakable.”
In the face of all the evils of the world we must have faith and belief that courage, grit and stamina from those on the side of good will win out. No matter the test, no matter the difficulty, that which is good and worthy will prevail.
“You do your worst – and we will do our best.”
When faced with the evils of the world it can be tempting to lower ourselves to those standards. Instead we need to raise ours.
The best way for us to honor those who have fallen and those who have sacrificed is to do and be our best. Others have given up their lives that we may have the opportunity to exercise this freedom. Don’t let it slip by.
Make it a great day.