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SSG Ryan Pitts: Hall of Heroes Induction
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Rayfield Wright

NFL Hall of Fame Induction Speech

"I remember getting on my knees when I was 10 years old beside my grandmother, and I simply asked God something. I asked Him if He would just give me the ability that I could do something, that I could help my mother and my grandmother, and I could help other people."

"My grandmother taught me the power of prayer and what that prayer meant to me. And it's still in front of me today."

"During my college years, I excelled in both football and basketball, but basketball was still my preferred sport, as I averaged over 20 points a game and 21 rebounds per game. In fact, the Cincinnati Royals tried to sign me my junior year to come and play basketball for them, but I declined that invitation because I needed to stay in school and get my education."

"My senior year, I received a telephone call from a gentleman by the name of Mr. Gil Brandt of the Dallas Cowboys. And he stated that the Cowboys was interested in drafting me. And I asked him, for what? I had my sights set on the NBA."

"But I realized that potential, playing for the Cowboys, was a God-given opportunity, and I couldn't ignore it. I decided to attend the Cowboys training camp which was in July. The Royals camp didn't start till August. And I kind of figured that if I didn't make the Cowboys team, I could go right to the NBA."

Text, Audio, Video of Address

Adm. John Kirby: Presser on MH17 [w/ Audio and Video]

Ben Carson: 2013 National Prayer Breakfast Address [Authenticated Transcript Added]

Samantha Power: United Nations Statement on the Downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 [w/ Audio]

Barack Obama: SSG Ryan Pitts Medal of Honor Award Presentation Address [w/  AudioXE and Video]

Barack Obama: On the Downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 [w/ AudioXE and Video]

Barack Obama: On Immigration Reform and Border Security [w/ AudioXE and Video]

Shimon Peres: Oslo II Accord Signing Address [w/ Audio]

Bruce Campbell: Independence Day Messages [w/ AudioXE and Video]

William Lynn III: DOD Cyber Strategy Address [w/ AudioXE and Video]

William Jefferson Clinton: Address to the Nation on Somalia [w/ AudioXE and Video]

Tom Wheeler: National Cable and Telecommunications Association Conference Keynote Address [w/ Video]

Iraq War Speeches

12/15/11 Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta Marks the End of Operation New Dawn

08/31/10 President's Oval Office Address Announcing End of Operation Iraqi Freedom

2/27/09 President's Address at Camp Lejeune on Ending the War in Iraq

10/12/07 General Ricardo Sanchez's Address to Military Reporters and Editors

9/13/07 President's Address to the Nation on Moving Forward in Iraq

9/10/07 General David Petraeus' Opening Statement to Congress on the Status in Iraq

7/12/07 President's Press Conference on Iraq War

1/10/07 President's Address to the Nation on Troop Increase

9/11/06 President's National Address on Five-Year Anniversary of 9/11

12/18/05 President's National Address in Oval Office

2/4/05 L. Paul Bremer: TD Waterhouse Conference Keynote Address

2/02/05 President's 2005 State of the Union Address

1/30/05 President's Address Following Democratic Election in Iraq

10/4/04 Donald Rumsfeld's Address to the Council on Foreign Relations

4/13/04 President's Prime Time News Conference on Iraq War

4/8/04 Condoleezza Rice: 9/11 Commission Opening Statement

1/20/04 President's 2004 State of the Union Address

12/14/03 President Announces Capture of Saddam Hussein

5/01/03 President Announces End of Combat Ops in Iraq

Ashleigh Banfield: Landon Lecture at Kansas State University

4/13/04 President's Prime Time Press Conference on Iraq War

4/10/03 President and UK Prime Minister Addresses to the Peoples of Iraq

4/03/03 President's Address at Camp Lejeune

3/19/03 Senator Robert Byrd: The Arrogance of Power

3/19/03 President's Address to the Nation: Initial Ops in Iraq

3/17/03 President's Ultimatum to Saddam

2/05/03 Colin Powell's Address to the UN Security Council

1/28/03 President's State of the Union Address

8/26/02 Vice President Cheney's Address to the Veterans of Foreign Wars 103rd National Convention

2/02/02 Paul Wolfowitz's Address at the 38th Verkunde Conference

1/29/02 President's State of the Union Address

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