President Whitmore was one of the greatest American Presidents that ever lived. In the midst of personal loss, President Whitmore personally led the final charge against an invading alien horde. He was a good man that wanted to explore every conceivable peaceful option in first contact, but as the only man who could see inside the minds of those horrible creatures, he knew what had to be done.
On the morning of July 4th, President Whitmore addressed the troops he was able to assemble. A ragtag group of Air Force and amateur pilots. We provide his statement below as an opportunity to remember all he and his men did for our now thriving country.
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 are 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 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!