Icmancin said:I meant that the location on the map is wrong. On the map the Canadian capital is Regina and the Ukrainian is L'vov.
EDIT- Quebec's is wrong too. On the map it is Ottawa.
I greet you all tonight. As secretary of war i must tell you what we are and who we are. We are american, we are free. We have stared death in the eye, spit in his face and lived to tell the tale.
Of course this is why we are alive today. This country was founded by men who believed in a united states, one that was not plagued by divisions. By feuding brothers.
In the words of Abraham lincoln, a house divided cannot stand. Well i hold that to this day. I have always believed we should be united. We cannot do that for our brothers to the south however. We are on two different paths.
But to the north there is still hope. We have a chance not to repeat the follies of the past. Before the revolution we were one. Before we broke off, we were standing side by side. We stood united against one common enemy.
Now we have seen a slight halt in this insurgency, may the roaring of the lion in his sleep cease. May his fierce claws withdraw and let a reconstruction of canada begin. Can we not become united in friendship. Can we not become more friendly. We are not all that different. We are all people we all free. We are all equal.
We all have felt the repercusions of this war. We have all felt it at home and out there.
Our boys sit always in fear. Wondering if the next step they take will be there last. If that will be the last time they talk to their mothers. That perhaps this is the last time they will see their best friend. They ask themselves the questions of life. What are they doing.
The pain staking drama they must go threw. And this does not go just for the soldier but the common citizen. Canadians die as well. They are harmed everyday. Innocent blood is spilt on the doorsteps. Young children see images we would never imagine our little children seeing.
To much blood has been spilt now to turn back. No we will finish this. Canada will be rebuilt. Can it not be with us. Can they not stand by us as american, as canadian. Will we not forget the star spangled banner and sweet maple home. These are our brothers we have stood side by side, seperate, but together nonetheless. Now can't we be one. Can we not be brethren and can we not be a nation under one. I will ask you to stand, not in applause, not in ecstasy, not give me any graditude at all.
It is your boys, your daughters, your men and women. They are the ones you applaud. They are the brave ones. We stand here in silence, in reverance to those lost and to those still with us. For those who have long gone we will never see with our eyes, but we will always feel them in our hearts. It is sad for me to see such young potential men go to die by the booming and the fire. The shrappnel. We will never give into hate. Darkness is not beat with darkness. Only light can do that. Hate is not wiped away with hate, only love can do that.
I offer my hand to every person in this great country whether it be a colonist or american or anyother nationality. America is not defined by one set of skin, hair, or anyother feature, it is defined by diversity. Let us never forget that. Goodnight.