Remarks by Vice President Kamala Harris at Celebration of America

first_imgRemarks by Vice President Kamala Harris at Celebration of America The White HouseVICE PRESIDENT HARRIS: Good evening. It is my honor to be here.To stand on the shoulders of those who came before.To speak tonight as your Vice President.In many ways, this moment embodies our character as a nation.It demonstrates who we are.Even in dark times –We not only dream. We do.We not only see what has been, we see what can be.We shoot for the moon, and then we plant our flag on it.We are bold, fearless, and ambitious.We are undaunted in our belief that we shall overcome, that we will rise up.This is American Aspiration.In the middle of the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln saw a better future and built it – with land-grant colleges and the transcontinental railroad.In the middle of the civil rights movement, Dr. King fought for racial justice and economic justice.American Aspiration is what drove the women of this nation, throughout history, to demand equal rights.And the authors of the Bill of Rights to claim freedoms that had rarely been written down before.A Great Experiment takes great determination – the will to do the work and then the wisdom to keep refining, keep tinkering, keep perfecting.The same determination is being realized in America today.I see it in the scientists who are transforming the future.I see it in the parents who are nurturing generations to come.In the innovators and the educators.In everyone, everywhere who is building a better life for themselves, their families, and their communities.This, too, is American Aspiration.This is what President Joe Biden has called upon us to summon now.The courage to see beyond crisis.To do what is hard.To do what is good.To unite.To believe in ourselves.Believe in our country.Believe in what we can do-together.Thank you. And may God bless America. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:america, american, authors, building, civil war, crisis, future, Government, justice, Lincoln, Moon, President, race, Scientists, United States, White Houselast_img read more