"Tonight, we gather to affirm the greatness of our nation - not because of the height of our skyscrapers, or the power of our military, or the size of our economy. Our pride is based on a very simple premise, summed up in a declaration made over two hundred years ago"
- Barack Obama
About this Quote
This quote by Barack Obama speaks with the core of what makes America terrific. It is not the physical attributes of the nation, such as the height of its skyscrapers, the power of its military, or the size of its economy, that make America great. Rather, it is the worths and concepts that the nation was established upon, as stated in the Declaration of Independence over two a century ago. This declaration specifies that all people are developed equivalent and deserve to life, liberty, and the pursuit of joy. These worths are what make America excellent and are the foundation of our country. Tonight, we collect to commemorate and affirm the achievement of our country and the worths that it means.