But we are being called to be resilient in our own generation as well. Today we are being challenged to live life beyond the dreams of yesterday. We are being called to show our mettle.
We've endured tornados, terror attacks, wars, political maneuvers, trade wars, gas shortages, hostage crises, and school shootings, but we have always endured. We have the faith in our system of life. We have faith in our daily routine. We have faith.
When George Washington was called to lead, he humbly accepted the challenge. When Abraham Lincoln was called to write a speech, he peppered it with a challenge to his nation. When Martin Luther King had a dream, he knew it would not be easy to make it reality. Each sacrificed for the good of the cause.
That's where we find ourselves today. Sure, there are uncertainties ahead of us, and as humans we do tend to look for the worst-case scenario as the most likely reality, but friends, let us meet the challenge. May this be our finest hour. May our approach to life in this season be a legacy to our country and a blessing to one another.
We have been thrust through the heart with the challenge of survival. May we respond by thrusting our hearts and souls into the world for all to see. We are American citizens, and we have the blood and spirit of our ancestors coursing through our veins. This may be our greatest challenge, but we will not be beaten.