Bill Pullman: "In less than one 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 a new meaning for all of us today. We can't be consumed by our petty differences anymore... We will be united in our common interest. Perhaps it is fate that today is the fourth of July, and you will once again be fighting for our freedom, not from tyranny, opression, or persecution, but from annihilation. We are fighting for our right to live, to exist, and should we win today, the fourth of July will no longer be known as an American holiday, but as the day when the whole world declared in one voice 'We will not go quietly into the night, we will not vanish without a fight, we are going to live on, we are going to survive, today, we celebrate our Independence Day! (cheers)"