In the wake of great tragedy, we awaken to the realization that many of the
freedoms we have taken for granted have been violated. Though our
buildings may fall, our merit shall not. Though our heel shall be smitten,
we shall tread on the heads of our enemies.
The strength of America is in our dreams. No where else can a person more
easily lift himself through faith and perseverance from failure or poverty into
social acceptance. Each of us is judged by God, rather than by each other.
No where else does mankind understand so well that we are who we shall become,
rather than the person we may be today.
The power of America lies within the education of our citizens. Through
education, we have conquered ignorance. Through education, we have come to
accept the differences among ourselves as advantages, rather than prejudices.