Now that "Independence Day: Resurgence" is out in theaters, let us recall the best inspirational speech in the first movie, “Independence Day.” The film premiered in theaters in 1996 and quite frankly may be of the greatest disaster movies of our generation mainly due to one awe-inspiring speech delivered by actor Bill Pullman. In the film, Pullman portrays President of the United States Thomas Whitmore. Whitmore is faced with nearly unforeseeable task of defending America and the Earth as a whole against the impending threat of complete and utter destruction at the hands of an unknown alien race.

The plot continues and Whitmore with the help of David Levinson, an MIT graduate and technical genius played by Jeff Goldblum, devise a plan. After a failed attempt to use a nuclear bomb against the alien’s “mother ship,” Levinson plans to use a recovered and repaired alien ship to plant a computer virus in the main system of the “mother ship,” destroying the aliens advance defense systems.

A counterstrike is needed to aide in the planting of the virus and following mass death, there are not enough men to man all the available air crafts, so Whitmore himself volunteers to defend his country. Before the ultimately success coup is launched against the aliens, Whitmore delivers a speech to literally rally the troops. And while admittedly, “Independence Day” is a movie, and Whitmore is only a character, the speech he delivered is inspiring and will leave you chanting “USA! USA! USA!” for days to come. Check it out below!

“Good morning. In less than an hour, aircraft from here will join others from around the world. And you will be launching the largest aerial battle in the history of mankind. Mankind; that word should have new meaning for all of us today. We can’t be consumed by our petty differences anymore. We will be united in our common interests. Perhaps it’s fate that today is the 4th of July and you will once again be fighting for our freedom. Not from tyranny, oppression, or persecution, but from annihilation. We’re fighting for our right to live, to exist. And should we win the day, the 4th of July will no longer be known as an American holiday, but as the day when the world declared in one voice: ‘We will not go quietly into the night!’ ‘We will not vanish without a fight!’ ‘We’re going to live on!’ ‘We’re going to survive!’ Today we celebrate our Independence Day!”

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