“For more than half a century, during which kingdoms and empires have fallen, this Union has stood unshaken. The patriots who formed it have long since descended to the grave; yet still it remains, the proudest monument to their memory”
We certainly have a country of which we can be proud. More than a century and a half after these words were spoken, the cool thing is that though the patriots who formed this Union are long gone, each generation has a chance to preserve and strengthen it. All who are living, now is our time!