Good morning*

Brad Racino
Jul 5, 2016 · 3 min read
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In less than an hour, aircraft from here will join others from around the world…

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…and you will be launching the largest aerial battle in the history of mankind.

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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.

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Perhaps it’s fate that today is the 4th of July, and you will once again be fighting for our freedom…

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…not from tyranny, oppression, or persecution..

but from annihilation.

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We’re fighting for our right to live, to exist.

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And should we win the day, the 4th of July will no longer be known as an American holiday…

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…but as the day when the world declared in one voice: “We will not go quietly into the night!”

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We will not vanish without a fight!

We’re going to live on!

We’re going to survive!

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Today, we celebrate our Independence Day!

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*happy independence day everyone.

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