WWII for USA and Canada)
Valor Is Stability,
Not Of Legs And Arms,
But Of Courage And The Soul."
-Michel De Montaigne
Americans and Europeans alike sometimes forget how unique is the United States of America. No other nation has been created so swiftly and successfully. No other nation has been built upon an idea—the idea of liberty. No other nation has so successfully combined people of different races and nations within a single culture. Both the founding fathers of the United States and successive waves of immigrants to your country were determined to create a new identity. Whether in flight from persecution or from poverty, the huddled masses have, with few exceptions, welcomed American values, the American way of life and American opportunities. And America herself has bound them to her with powerful bonds of patriotism and pride."
March 8, 1991, Speech at Hoover Institution Lunch
Full version; I love how she wraps it up.