Friday Favorites: Favorite Speech – Independence Day

Welcome to “Friday Favorites” which highlight some of my favorite movie-related things.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I love movie speeches.  And as today is the 4th of July, I will once again be reviving Friday Favorites for today in order to feature one of my favorite all-time speeches.  In fact, this was my first ever favorite speech, and my first memory of ever intentionally memorizing film dialogue.  I would rewind this scene again and again just so I could get not only the text of the speech down but also the cadence, timing and delivery.  And considering I make a point to watch Independence Day every July 4th, today seems as good a day as any to post this speech:

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