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Joe Biden

Memorial Address for John Glenn

"When John Glenn was 10 years old, his father, his hero, a veteran of World War I, taught him how to play "Taps" on the bugle. They'd play together on Memorial Day in New Concord [Ohio], small flags and flowers next to gravesites -- gravestones of the fallen."

"And John would recall that time and feeling when he said, where "Love of country was a given. Defense of its ideals was an obligation." And, "The opportunity to join in its [quests] and explorations was a challenge not only to fulfill a sacred duty but to join a joyous adventure."

"The world knew, [revered], and respected John, from Columbus to Cambodia, from Washington to Beijing. He loved being a senator. He loved his constituents and his colleagues. He loved his staff, many of whom are here today. And, boy, did they love him back."

"And you could feel his love for his country and for his state and for the Marine Corps. He was kind of partial to NASA."

"I think John defined what it meant to be America, what it meant to be an American, what we were about -- just by how he acted. Always about promise. We were a country of possibilities, opportunity. Always a belief in tomorrow."

"The thing that I liked most about John was he knew from his upbringing that ordinary Americans can do extraordinary things."

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George H.W. Bush: 50th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor Attack Address Aboard the USS Arizona [w/ Audio and Video]

Donald J. Trump: Jerusalem Statement [w/ AudioXE and Video]

Emmerson Mnangagwa: Presidential Inaugural Address [w/ Video]

Ron Reagan: Address at the Public Memorial for Ronald Reagan [Video Added]

Jeff Sessions: Free Speech on College Campuses [w/ AudioXE and Video]

David Petraeus: Statement to Congress on the War in Iraq [Video Upgraded]

Barack Obama: Fort Hood Memorial Address [Audio and Video Upgraded]

Movie Speech from 49th Parallel: Peter the Hutterite Addresses Aryanism's 'New World Order' [w/ Video]

Zbigniew Brzezinski: Georgetown University Address on Political and Economic Change in the Former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe [w/ Audio]

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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