Originally posted on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 5/27/13
Happy Memorial Day. To celebrate, here’s a rousing video from Independence Day. Couldn’t you have waited to July 4th to post Bill Pullman’s inspirational speech from Independence Day? Wouldn’t that have made a lot more sense? Yes, probably. However, today is a patriotic holiday. And you know I am nothing if not a Patriot. Why do you think I look up to Stephen Colbert so much? In fact, sometimes I probably cross the line from healthy patriotism to unhealthy jingoism. “US and A! US and A!” as Borat would say this Memorial Day. So here’s a mash-up of Pullman’s rouser as President in ID4 with a patriotic speech by President Barack Obama. If you’re headed to the home of the Chicago White Sox tonight; you’ll see Obama’s favorite team handle the Chicago Cubs this Memorial Day. Get fired up! Good morning. [turns on mic] Good morning. In less than an hour, aircraft 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 Fourth 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 the day, the Fourth of July will no longer be known as an American holiday, but as 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! Paul M. Banks is the owner of The Sports Bank.net. He’s also an author who also contributes regularly to MSN, Fox Sports , Chicago Now, Walter Football.com and Yardbarker Banks has appeared on the History Channel, as well as Clear Channel, ESPN and CBS radio all over the world. President Barack Obama follows him on Twitter (@PaulMBanks), like him on Facebook The post Happy Memorial Day! Rousing, Patriotic videos for you appeared first on The Sports Bank.Net.
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