Each American generation passes the torch of truth, liberty, and justice in an unbroken chain all the way down to the present. That torch is now in our hands, and we will use it to light up the world. I'm here tonight to deliver a message of unity and strength, and it is a message deeply delivered from my heart.
A new chapter of American greatness is now beginning. We are blessed to be joined tonight by Karina Owens, the widow of US Navy Special Operator Senior Chief William Ryan Owens. Ryan died as he lived, a warrior and a hero battling against terrorism and securing our nation. Ryan's legacy is etched into eternity.
>> A new national pride is sweeping across our nation, and a new surge of optimism. Our allies will find that America is once again ready to lead. I am asking all citizens to embrace this renewal of the American spirit.