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FDIC 2011 Opening Ceremony: Presentation of Colors

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Fri, 11 Nov 2011|


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Ladies and gentlemen please rise for the presentation of colors. The United States and Canadian national anthems -- by the voices of IFD. -- loose and -- hand. Didn't. -- -- And most low brow. You be okay. OK. Okay. -- -- -- -- Well -- yeah. And -- it's. And it's through. Smile. -- -- Movement is okay. OK okay. They're hidden. And none. -- -- -- Wounds. News. Balloons. And a. I was okay move. Blue okay. -- there are. I mean. -- -- -- -- -- it is. Up. Blue room. And I. I a man. -- -- -- -- -- And the it's a it's. From all. -- okay. We just -- And -- -- I. News. And love. Movie. -- Reality. He. Love guy. Dawn yeah. As I. She's upload. Now. And moon go. Yeah. -- Please remain standing for the invocation by father Edward -- I've done you of that. 44 simple words. -- they carry so much meaning. We use them. To issue -- one another of our constancy in our support particularly in difficult times. Fire service workers. Rescue workers. Police officers. Military personnel. And all who find themselves in danger might say to each other up. I've got your back. It means you are protected. It means. I will stake my life find it. It means you will not be left alone. Last August 15. August 15. -- those who went to work at the mine in -- -- T today. He came home on October 13. After spending 69. Days trapped by -- and he and 32 others. -- cold. Hungry. Afraid. And a half mile underground. But even in their despair. They did not give up hope. They prayed. They sang. They exercise. And they waited. Because they knew. Someone would come. After seventeen days. When the first exploratory. Shaft drilled through. And a small television camera was sent down and -- spoke with this surface for the first time. He did not speak of fear. -- hunger. Or despair. His words were. -- find. We're waiting for you to rescue us. He knew. Someone had his back. In children. The rescue workers dug for 69. Days. And Haiti. We -- for two weeks. At the World Trade Center we dug from September 11 that until October 5. As long as there was a chance. We were there. And in any situation in which -- we find ourselves. As long as there is a chance. We will be there. And the people we serve. Know that we will come out. Take us every time one of us arrives at the scene of an accident. Every time one of us goals into a burning building. Every time anyone is in danger. And we -- bond. Our actions -- to all -- -- watching. We are ready. We are prepared. We will do the same for you. On March 5 of this year. Yonkers Fido -- might -- -- performed a dramatic rescue. Two workers. What trapped on -- damage scaffold thirteen floors above the street. He had to repelled from a -- secured 27. Stories above. After he made the initial dissent. And when he finally hooked onto the first man. His words -- -- old K now you are not going anywhere unless I go with you. In other words. I've got your back. After the rescue he said. Everyone who is he -- did their job the way they're supposed to the way they're trained to do it. And captain James Brady commented. A high angle rescue like this takes continuous training. It's not an everyday occurrence. Still we must training. As if it could happen tomorrow. Training. Is the foundation. Of the -- service. That's why we come together here each week. Each year pardon to learn. To share our experience to prepare ourselves. So that we are always ready to say with confidence to each other -- and to all those -- We got your back. And we come here at this time. To -- those who have stood beside us. All those who have stood behind us. And pool who have gone before us. We come before this possible -- then all goodness. And together that we pray. Lord god. We are conscious of our human needs and limitations. But we trust in the promise expressed by your prophet Isaiah do not be afraid for I. Am with you. I have come to you can't do on the palm of my hand. We trust. That you will always have -- back. And so with a strong desire to conserve. Wherever we are needed. We make our commitment with faith and with courage. And we ask -- blessing on us. On all those who are here. And all who have gone before us. During this past year. Okay.