There are a few things about this speech which are going to be hard for anyone to deny. Firstly Independence Day has to be one of the absolute best alien invasion movies ever made… Secondly President Thomas J. Whitmore as portrayed by Bill Pullman is easily one of the best movie presidents ever to grace our screens, and thirdly, that his speech to motivate his troops, must go down in history as one of the best motivational speeches of all time.
Don’t believe me?
Read it below and then check out the clip from the movie… This is an amazing film!
“Good morning. Good morning.
In less than an hour aircrafts 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 anymore. We will be united in our common interests. 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 today the 4th of July will no longer be known as an American holiday but is 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!”