Moments of greatness are usually preceded by hours of preparation and work and failure and getting up again; that last part isn't a given.
America is at her best when she stands up for others who share her roots because America the beautiful idea is in every person. Shelves in libraries, domiciles and outposts around the globe are stacked with stories about the human spirit's desire to taste freedom, and endure it. Bear it. Honor it. Clutch it and palpably realize it every day.
Countless have sacrificed everything because they believed they were kindling resistance to whatever opposes the inherent right to live freely.
The roots of freedom do not grow out of weaponry or eloquence but from the grainy soil of resilience.