US Air Force Academy Graduation 2019 -President Trump’s Address
In spite of left wing news media bashing the President, his address to the US Air Force academy in Colorado was colloquial, open, and honoring. There were no nasty jabs at Democrats, just honest honors for the USAF graduating class of 2019.
There were 1000 cadets in the graduating class. He shook every hand. He even “absolved” some of the cadets who were on restrictions for pranks and “other mischief.” (It’s traditional).
Here are some excerpts from his address. You can read the entire speech at cpr.org.
The US Air Force Academy class of 2019
“…The heroes and legends of every generation have always had to confront new perils and defeat new dangers. No one can foresee all of the challenges this class will face, but we do know that, with absolute certainty, you are going to be ready to serve. You are going to be ready to lead. You are going to be aiming at the absolute highest point. And you are ready to “Fly, Fight, and Win.” Always win. (Applause.) Always…
…You exemplify the grit, the guts, and the grace that make America’s Air Force, by far, the best in the world. And in the words of your class motto, “Conquer Mind, Conquer All.”…
…Today, you inherit a legacy of service and valor handed down through generations. It’s a tradition built by legends like Rickenbacker, Doolittle, Wagner, Archer, Boyd, Yeager, Sijan, Grissom, and Chapman. Great people. Great people. (Applause.) These trailblazers broke barriers after barrier, and they innovated and adapted to push America further, faster, and on to total victory.
It is the same spirit embodied by your Class Exemplar, Neil Armstrong, who started out flying jets over Korea, and, 50 years ago this summer, planted our great American flag on the face of the moon…
…You are the patriots whose names will go down in Air Force history. You will redefine warfare at a very, very critical time in our country’s history. You’ll win great battles and bring our enemies to crushing defeat. You will explore the boundaries of space, and keep America forever proud and forever free.
So today, you take the controls. You’re going to push it up and chart your course across the sky. Keep the wings level and true, because your country is sending you on a vital mission: to defend America, protect our people, and to pursue our nation’s great and glorious destiny.
Nothing will stop you from victory. Nothing will stop the U.S. Air Force. And with your help, nothing ever, ever will stop the United States of America. …”
The left wing media remarks about President Trump boasting of his accomplishments. There is nothing wrong with saying America is “doing well” in the context of his speech. His address to the class was inspiring and instilled hope. Congratulations to the USAF class of 2019!