American Rhetoric: Movie Speech
"We Were Soldiers" (2002)
Lieutenant Colonel Harold "Hal" G. Moore: Address to the 7th Cavalry
Audio mp3 delivered by Mel Gibson
Moore: Look around you. In the 7th Cavalry, we got a Captain from the Ukraine. Another from Puerto Rico. We've got Japanese, Chinese, Blacks, Hispanics, Cherokee Indians, Jews and Gentiles -- all Americans. Now here in the States, some men in this Unit may experience discrimination because of race or creed. But for you and me now, all that is gone. We're moving into the 'valley of the shadow of death' -- where you will watch the back of the man next to you, as he will watch yours. And you won't care what color he is or by what name he calls God.
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